Reading Meg’s Hungry for Love article reminded me of a story I caught online a couple of years back.
I Am a Zombie Filled with Love, written by Isaac Marion, has been passed online from zombie fan to zombie fan in the past few years. At the time, it presented a fresh perspective on the zombie story. This short story is told from a zombie’s point of view and touches on the subject of what’s in the title: zombies and love. Ah, zombie love. Le sigh.
Well, now this story has been turned into a novel called Warm Bodies. A different story altogether but a little more fleshed out (or with less flesh, har har!) Check out the description:
‘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 color 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 the 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 grim, rotting world won’t be changed without a fight…
The lucky people in the UK already have the ability to get their copies, but the US has to wait until March 8, 2011.
You can pre-order Warm Bodies now on Amazon.com. I just hope the novel gives me the same warm decomposing fuzzies I got from the short story.
For more on Isaac Marion and his other short stories, you can find his web site here.