Boarded Window (Warm Bodies)
Some of my favorite bits and pieces:
These are the things I think about when I’m opening people’s skulls. When I’m eating what they hide inside.
What I want are the moments I will never have. The warm ones. The living ones. And it’s never until I’ve chewed through those rubbery layers of triviality and years-thick crusts of detachment that I finally get what I came for.
The only time I understand what a family is is...more
a short little piece but it's great to be back with R. After having read the book, I was ecstatic when I saw movie trailers.
Now, having just gotten back from the wonderful wonderful movie, I enjoy lazily coming back into R's life and enjoying his first Winter/Christmas thoughts as a zombie.
Seriously, "What are you?" He's a little bowl full of awesome-zombie!! :D
I like the idea of a zombie with a wiped out brain trying to understand why the living go about celebrating Christmas, even in these terrible times. Even though he's going to go eat them, he still wants to just understand what's going on, with him and with the world.
Cute little beginning to who R is and what kind of ...more
I recently finished reading Warm Bodies, which I loved. 'Boarded Window' does a really nice job of allowing the reader to understand the conflict that must be inside of Early R, but the horror of what he needs to do in order to survive really stands out and makes its point.
While reading it, I kept thinking, "R did that?! Not the R I know!"
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Look in in the book info, under the summary, to find the link to it.
it's SO SHORT :P I could spare a minute or two to read it right away. Not to mention I'm currently in love with Isaac Marion's writing.
It's a very short story about R's first winter as a zombie, and it's so full of emotion. At this point he's still eating a lot of people, but even so, he does his best to "think". He does his best to understand.
It's also when he becomes friends with M, whi ...more
This small addition occurs during the first Holiday Season that R is a zombie. The snow is falling and people are coming together to share love, trash fires, and canned food. Not the brightest idea with the undead hunting you, but hey, 'tis the season!
It's actually quite cute. I love R's insights. He's always so intellectual and perceptive. So how does a zombie celebrate this wonderful milestone? Well, eating people of co ...more
Prequel to Warm Bodies
That was the shortest musings from a zombie I've ever read. R is always fascinating when it comes to his musings surrounding zombie life, but that was far too short for me to even think about giving it anything about 2 stars.
Cover Thoughts: I really like the cover. It's an awesome illustration, but I'm hoping that's not supposed to be a depiction of R because that makes his thing with Julie in Warm Bodies just seem even creepier.
This short piece is pre-Warm Bodies. Just a few months after R's change. This showed his beginnings and what being a zombie is really like. Eating brains and all that.
I am glad that this short tidbit of a story still reflects on R's train of thoughts in Warm Bodies. Yey for consistency!
I'd say it's worth a re-read. I'm bound to have missed something that first go around.
Wow. Isaac never disappoints. This was wonderfully written.
It is just some of R's philosophical thoughts about his state before his encounters with Julie and the gang.
Having just finished the first book, I enjoyed this further insight into R's character and earlier life as a zombie. I hope Marion continues on with this series, exploring other characters and developing current ones. It's a lot of fun and something refreshing and new. Tired of vampires. LOL
I love spending time with R and his wandering thoughts, as he struggles with this new world and accepts what he's become. It's amazing how easily I sympathise with him.
Lovely, well-written tale.
Isaac Marion grew up in the mossy depths of the Pacific Northwest, where he worked as a heating installer, a security guard, and a visitation supervisor for foster children before publishing his debut novel in 2010. WARM BODIES became a #5 New York Times bestseller and inspired a major Hollywood film adaptation. It ...more