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
All the books and a short story are now in audio versions.
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
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 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!"
Thanks for sharing this story with us!
If this was just a short story in the series, I'd have given it one star. It is way too short to even describe R's first winter as a zombie. The short story, for me, lacks purpose, it's more like a two minute look into his quite curious brain and everything in it could have been (and is) incorporated in R's narration in the actual novels. Skip the short story and stick to the lengthier s ...more
The short is available free from the City Arts website.
"The ethics of eating people are blurry at best in the fog of my undead amnesia, but I expect more for such a high price. 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."
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
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.
THE LIVING, book 4 of the Warm Bodies Series, is available now.