‘R’ is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.
Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows – warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can’t understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.
This has never happened before. It breaks rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their frim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…
Admittedly I read this because the film has recently come out and I wanted to read it before I saw the film. Which I managed to do as I am seeing the film this evening. 🙂
And I am so glad I did. It’s a great book. It’s different and interesting!
I already understand the fact that the film will be very different from the book as a lot of the book is the thoughts inside R’s head.
Although it’s a book about zombies it’s also a great romance.
R is a very basic character but the thoughts inside his head are incredibly complex and substantial compared to what I was expecting. I mean come on, he’s a zombie… R’s mind isn’t the problem when it comes to having thoughts and knowing what’s going on around him. It’s his body that is restricting him.
When I brought the book I didn’t really understand how it could be 240 pages long but it goes by incredibly quickly. I have no idea how Marion came up with this idea but it is a brilliant story.
As the blurb suggests we follow R in his fight for life and Julie as she helps him to achieve it.
R is determined and knows what he wants even though he doesn’t always know how to get there. And Julie is strong and a fighter and wants to believe in the good in the world even when it tries to tell her that there’s no good left.
Together they make a fierce pair that works well together. As individuals they can’t fight the world they are now living in but together they can change the world.
In amongst the uncertainty and battle there is love and caring and these are the real weapons that the world needs to survive in Isaac’s version of Earth.
In the end love conquers all.
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