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[[redirect:Literature/WarmBodies]]''Warm Bodies'' may refer to:

* ''Literature/WarmBodies'', a zombie romance novel.
* ''Film/WarmBodies'', the film adaptation of the novel.

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->''I am dead, but it's not so bad. I've learned to live with it.''
-->-- '''R'''

A zombie romance novel, written by Isaac Marion that originally started as a short story called ''I Am a Zombie Filled With Love'' that you can read from [[http://www.burningbuilding.com/zombie.htm here]]. After a worldwide, though gradual ZombieApocalypse, the Living have been forced to retreat to isolated safe-places as the Dead populate the outside world. Out there is our protagonist "R", a zombie who still, in a way, clings to humanity more than his kin, inhabiting a deserted airport terminal which they only leave to hunt food.
But in a hunt gone slightly awry, R eats a young man's brains and fully acquires the man's memories, motivating him to save Julie, his victim's girlfriend, from the rest of the horde and bring her back to his "home" in the airport.

After she realizes that he poses no harm to her and is vastly different from what she has known zombies to be, they start an awkward relationship that changes the futile and rigid ways of both the Living and Dead worlds.

Don't be scared off by the concept similarities that it has to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', or the review quote on the cover by Stephenie Meyer.

A film adaptation will be released in February of 2013. Starring Nicholas Hoult, TeresaPalmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco and JohnMalkovich

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!!This book contains examples of:
* AbductionIsLove: A very mild example, as the other possible option would have been much more bloody.
* AdaptationExpansion: Started as a short story.
* TheAlcoholic: [[spoiler: General Grigio]].
* ArmiesAreEvil
* AnythingThatMoves: M ''tries'', even if zombies can't have sex.
* TheBardOnBoard: The author has said that 'Warm Bodies' was in part inspired by "Romeo and Juliet". Pretty much every character has a MeaningfulName based on this.
* TheBigGuy: M.
* BlackBestFriend: Nora is of Ethiopian descent in the books.
* BoyMeetsGhoul: Gender-flipped.
* CannibalismSuperpower: With [[BrainFood brains]] come memories.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: R, with dramatic consequence: [[spoiler:he lost concentration and control, leading him to blow his cover and forcing him to kill a guard in self-defense]]. Drunken zombies are a big no no.
* ChastityCouple: R doesn't even ''kiss'' Julie until the very end. [[spoiler:When he does, there are ... [[TrueLovesKiss interesting]] [[UndeathAlwaysEnds effects]].]]
* CrazySurvivalist: General Grigio
* CryIntoChest: Julie does this with R when [[spoiler: she explains how her mother died]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Perry, since his father's death]].
** Also [[spoiler: General Grigio]], who refuses to fight off a zombie attacker in a fit of despair.
* DemBones: The oldest zombies are just bones with sinew attached, endlessly reliving the last moments of their lives.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Julie's mother]].
* EasilyForgiven: Julie forgives R so fast for the whole 'eating my boyfriend' incident that one gets the impression that she didn't care much about Perry.
* GainaxEnding: It's implied early on that zombies are supernatural in some way, but the ending all but confirms that they're a form of TheHeartless. Furthermore, [[spoiler:both they and humans can be purified, as signified by SupernaturalGoldEyes.]]
* GhostAmnesia: Zombies can't even remember their own names.
* HadToBeSharp: Pretty much every human left after the ZombieApocalypse fits this trope to some extent. They live in a CrapsackWorld and teach their children survival skills TheSpartanWay.
* HappilyAdopted: Played with: the child zombies were given to adult zombies who look after them.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: General Grigio]] eventually becomes just as lifeless as the Boneys he's fighting, winding up somewhere between this and the WellIntentionedExtremist. [[spoiler: Perry]] also becomes mildly zombie-esque when he loses his will to live.
* HearingVoices: Complete with visions, actually. [[spoiler: Apparently Perry became an inmate in R's head, as did many of the other people R has eaten over the years]].
* TheHorde
* HorrorHunger
* IdiotBall: Julie firmly grasps it when [[spoiler:she tries to escape from an airport infested by zombies without a weapon (or a plan). R saves her, but she reveals her presence to the Boneys]].
* ItCanThink: R is the first zombie to string together more than four syllables, but even the Boneys are capable of [[NietzscheWannabe philosophy]].
* IWillProtectHer
* KarmicDeath
* LighterAndSofter: TheFilmOfTheBook, which is a zombie romcom in the vein of Film/DarkShadows
* NoZombieCannibals: Desperate zombies that have wandered alone for a long time and gone crazy may attack and eat other zombies, but normal zombies only eat living people to sate their need for life energy.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Perry]] states that him and R are both victims of the plague, and in the end [[spoiler:there isn't much difference between the boneys and Grigio]].
* NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler: R kisses Julie]] when he thinks they're both about to die.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this series, ''anyone'' who dies (be it of zombie bite, other violence, or natural causes) will become a zombie unless they are debrained. These zombies tend to lack personal recollections but are still capable of (very limited) speech and higher thought and retain a general cultural awareness. They generally lack the coordinated movements and fine motor skills of a living being, and ''must'' eat human meat to exist. They eat brains to get high off a person's memories. It is interesting to note that undead children apparently lack the killer instinct of their elders and must be taught to hunt. They apparently originated when the human race's negative emotions reached the bottom of the proverbial emotion barrel, then went through the bottom, unleashing some dark force that turned people into zombies through bite.
* PickyPeopleEater: To a degree, as body fat is useless and disgusting for zombies to eat, so a fatter person isn't more filling or delicious.
* PosthumousCharacter: Perry
* PosthumousNarration: The first person narration switches between R and Perry.
* ThePowerOfLove
* PretendWereDead: Average zombies mainly recognize humans through smell and obvious mannerisms, so Julie is able to escape them by imitating their body language and letting R cover her in his blood. Inverted later in the book when R has to pretend he's alive - by imitating living posture and hiding his smell with cologne.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Colonel Rosso.
* RaceLift: Nora is dark-skinned in the books, not so in the movie.
* RefugeInAudacity: [[spoiler: R mangages to infiltrate in the humans' base pretending to be a live human chased by zombies]].
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: General Grigio]].
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zombie version: R is the sensitive guy while M is the manly man.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Nice job showing [[spoiler:R post-kiss]], trailer.
* TheUndead
* UndeadChild
* TheUnSmile: When R tries to smile Julie told him to never do it again.
* YourCheatingHeart: Perry cheated on Julie with [[spoiler:Nora]]. R's wife cheats on him with another zombie and you could argue that he cheats on her with Julie. Sort of.
* ZombieAdvocate
* ZombieApocalypse
* ZombieGait: By default--they can learn to imitate humans.

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->''I am dead, but it's not so bad. I've learned to live with it.''
-->-- '''R'''

A zombie romance novel, written by Isaac Marion that originally started as a short story called ''I Am a Zombie Filled With Love'' that you can read from [[http://www.burningbuilding.com/zombie.htm here]]. After a worldwide, though gradual ZombieApocalypse, the Living have been forced to retreat to isolated safe-places as the Dead populate the outside world. Out there is our protagonist "R", a zombie who still, in a way, clings to humanity more than his kin, inhabiting a deserted airport terminal which they only leave to hunt food.
But in a hunt gone slightly awry, R eats a young man's brains and fully acquires the man's memories, motivating him to save Julie, his victim's girlfriend, from the rest of the horde and bring her back to his "home" in the airport.

After she realizes that he poses no harm to her and is vastly different from what she has known zombies to be, they start an awkward relationship that changes the futile and rigid ways of both the Living and Dead worlds.

Don't be scared off by the concept similarities that it has to ''Literature/{{Twilight}}'', or the review quote on the cover by Stephenie Meyer.

A film adaptation will be released in February of 2013. Starring Nicholas Hoult, TeresaPalmer, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco and JohnMalkovich

----
!!This book contains examples of:
* AbductionIsLove: A very mild example, as the other possible option would have been much more bloody.
* AdaptationExpansion: Started as a short story.
* TheAlcoholic: [[spoiler: General Grigio]].
* ArmiesAreEvil
* AnythingThatMoves: M ''tries'', even if zombies can't have sex.
* TheBardOnBoard: The author has said that 'Warm Bodies' was in part inspired by "Romeo and Juliet". Pretty much every character has a MeaningfulName based on this.
* TheBigGuy: M.
* BlackBestFriend: Nora is of Ethiopian descent in the books.
* BoyMeetsGhoul: Gender-flipped.
* CannibalismSuperpower: With [[BrainFood brains]] come memories.
* CantHoldHisLiquor: R, with dramatic consequence: [[spoiler:he lost concentration and control, leading him to blow his cover and forcing him to kill a guard in self-defense]]. Drunken zombies are a big no no.
* ChastityCouple: R doesn't even ''kiss'' Julie until the very end. [[spoiler:When he does, there are ... [[TrueLovesKiss interesting]] [[UndeathAlwaysEnds effects]].]]
* CrazySurvivalist: General Grigio
* CryIntoChest: Julie does this with R when [[spoiler: she explains how her mother died]].
* DeathSeeker: [[spoiler: Perry, since his father's death]].
** Also [[spoiler: General Grigio]], who refuses to fight off a zombie attacker in a fit of despair.
* DemBones: The oldest zombies are just bones with sinew attached, endlessly reliving the last moments of their lives.
* DrivenToSuicide: [[spoiler: Julie's mother]].
* EasilyForgiven: Julie forgives R so fast for the whole 'eating my boyfriend' incident that one gets the impression that she didn't care much about Perry.
* GainaxEnding: It's implied early on that zombies are supernatural in some way, but the ending all but confirms that they're a form of TheHeartless. Furthermore, [[spoiler:both they and humans can be purified, as signified by SupernaturalGoldEyes.]]
* GhostAmnesia: Zombies can't even remember their own names.
* HadToBeSharp: Pretty much every human left after the ZombieApocalypse fits this trope to some extent. They live in a CrapsackWorld and teach their children survival skills TheSpartanWay.
* HappilyAdopted: Played with: the child zombies were given to adult zombies who look after them.
* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: General Grigio]] eventually becomes just as lifeless as the Boneys he's fighting, winding up somewhere between this and the WellIntentionedExtremist. [[spoiler: Perry]] also becomes mildly zombie-esque when he loses his will to live.
* HearingVoices: Complete with visions, actually. [[spoiler: Apparently Perry became an inmate in R's head, as did many of the other people R has eaten over the years]].
* TheHorde
* HorrorHunger
* IdiotBall: Julie firmly grasps it when [[spoiler:she tries to escape from an airport infested by zombies without a weapon (or a plan). R saves her, but she reveals her presence to the Boneys]].
* ItCanThink: R is the first zombie to string together more than four syllables, but even the Boneys are capable of [[NietzscheWannabe philosophy]].
* IWillProtectHer
* KarmicDeath
* LighterAndSofter: TheFilmOfTheBook, which is a zombie romcom in the vein of Film/DarkShadows
* NoZombieCannibals: Desperate zombies that have wandered alone for a long time and gone crazy may attack and eat other zombies, but normal zombies only eat living people to sate their need for life energy.
* NotSoDifferent: [[spoiler:Perry]] states that him and R are both victims of the plague, and in the end [[spoiler:there isn't much difference between the boneys and Grigio]].
* NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler: R kisses Julie]] when he thinks they're both about to die.
* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this series, ''anyone'' who dies (be it of zombie bite, other violence, or natural causes) will become a zombie unless they are debrained. These zombies tend to lack personal recollections but are still capable of (very limited) speech and higher thought and retain a general cultural awareness. They generally lack the coordinated movements and fine motor skills of a living being, and ''must'' eat human meat to exist. They eat brains to get high off a person's memories. It is interesting to note that undead children apparently lack the killer instinct of their elders and must be taught to hunt. They apparently originated when the human race's negative emotions reached the bottom of the proverbial emotion barrel, then went through the bottom, unleashing some dark force that turned people into zombies through bite.
* PickyPeopleEater: To a degree, as body fat is useless and disgusting for zombies to eat, so a fatter person isn't more filling or delicious.
* PosthumousCharacter: Perry
* PosthumousNarration: The first person narration switches between R and Perry.
* ThePowerOfLove
* PretendWereDead: Average zombies mainly recognize humans through smell and obvious mannerisms, so Julie is able to escape them by imitating their body language and letting R cover her in his blood. Inverted later in the book when R has to pretend he's alive - by imitating living posture and hiding his smell with cologne.
* ReasonableAuthorityFigure: Colonel Rosso.
* RaceLift: Nora is dark-skinned in the books, not so in the movie.
* RefugeInAudacity: [[spoiler: R mangages to infiltrate in the humans' base pretending to be a live human chased by zombies]].
* RemovingTheHeadOrDestroyingTheBrain
* SanitySlippage: [[spoiler: General Grigio]].
* SensitiveGuyAndManlyMan: Zombie version: R is the sensitive guy while M is the manly man.
* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: Nice job showing [[spoiler:R post-kiss]], trailer.
* TheUndead
* UndeadChild
* TheUnSmile: When R tries to smile Julie told him to never do it again.
* YourCheatingHeart: Perry cheated on Julie with [[spoiler:Nora]]. R's wife cheats on him with another zombie and you could argue that he cheats on her with Julie. Sort of.
* ZombieAdvocate
* ZombieApocalypse
* ZombieGait: By default--they can learn to imitate humans.
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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this series, ''anyone'' who dies (be it of zombie bite, other violence, or natural causes) will become a zombie unless they are debrained. These zombies tend to lack personal recollections but are still capable of (very limited) speech and higher thought and retain a general cultural awareness. They generally lack the coordinated movements and fine motor skills of a living being, and ''must'' eat human meat to exist. They eat brains to get high off a person's memories. It is interesting to note that undead children apparently lack the killer instinct of their elders and must be taught to hunt.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this series, ''anyone'' who dies (be it of zombie bite, other violence, or natural causes) will become a zombie unless they are debrained. These zombies tend to lack personal recollections but are still capable of (very limited) speech and higher thought and retain a general cultural awareness. They generally lack the coordinated movements and fine motor skills of a living being, and ''must'' eat human meat to exist. They eat brains to get high off a person's memories. It is interesting to note that undead children apparently lack the killer instinct of their elders and must be taught to hunt. They apparently originated when the human race's negative emotions reached the bottom of the proverbial emotion barrel, then went through the bottom, unleashing some dark force that turned people into zombies through bite.
10th Jan '13 11:31:15 AM Jinx03
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* BlackBestFriend: Nora.

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* BlackBestFriend: Nora.Nora is of Ethiopian descent in the books.
10th Jan '13 11:29:52 AM Jinx03
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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: General Grigio]] eventually becomes just as lifeless as the Boneys he's fighting. [[spoiler: Perry]] also becomes mildly zombie-esque when he loses his will to live.

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: General Grigio]] eventually becomes just as lifeless as the Boneys he's fighting.fighting, winding up somewhere between this and the WellIntentionedExtremist. [[spoiler: Perry]] also becomes mildly zombie-esque when he loses his will to live.
10th Jan '13 11:28:37 AM Jinx03
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* HearingVoices: Complete with visions, actually. [[spoiler: Apparently Perry became an inmate in R's head]].

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* HeWhoFightsMonsters: [[spoiler: General Grigio]] eventually becomes just as lifeless as the Boneys he's fighting. [[spoiler: Perry]] also becomes mildly zombie-esque when he loses his will to live.
* HearingVoices: Complete with visions, actually. [[spoiler: Apparently Perry became an inmate in R's head]].head, as did many of the other people R has eaten over the years]].
9th Jan '13 1:50:27 PM Jinx03
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* CryIntoChest: Julie does this with R when [[spoiler: she explains how her mother died]].


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* NowOrNeverKiss: [[spoiler: R kisses Julie]] when he thinks they're both about to die.
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* IdiotBall: Julie firmly grasp it when [[spoiler:she tries to escape from an airport infested by zombies without a weapon (or a plan). R saves her, but she reveals her presence to boneys]].
* ItCanThink: R is the first zombie to string together more than four syllables, but even the boneys are capable of [[NietzscheWannabe philosophy]].

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* IdiotBall: Julie firmly grasp grasps it when [[spoiler:she tries to escape from an airport infested by zombies without a weapon (or a plan). R saves her, but she reveals her presence to boneys]].
the Boneys]].
* ItCanThink: R is the first zombie to string together more than four syllables, but even the boneys Boneys are capable of [[NietzscheWannabe philosophy]].



* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this series, "anyone" who dies (be it of zombie bite, other violence, or natural causes) will become a zombie unless they are debrained. These zombies tend to lack personal recollections but are still capable of (very limited) speech and higher thought and retain a general cultural awareness. They generally lack the coordinated movements and fine motor skills of a living being, and "must" eat human meat to exist. They eat brains to get high off a person's memories. It is interesting to note that undead children apparently lack the killer instinct of their elders and must be taught to hunt.

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* OurZombiesAreDifferent: In this series, "anyone" ''anyone'' who dies (be it of zombie bite, other violence, or natural causes) will become a zombie unless they are debrained. These zombies tend to lack personal recollections but are still capable of (very limited) speech and higher thought and retain a general cultural awareness. They generally lack the coordinated movements and fine motor skills of a living being, and "must" ''must'' eat human meat to exist. They eat brains to get high off a person's memories. It is interesting to note that undead children apparently lack the killer instinct of their elders and must be taught to hunt.
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