Bio: (As stated on Isaac’s website) Isaac Marion was born near Seattle in 1981 and has lived in and around that city ever since. He began writing in high school and self-published three novels before finally breaking through with Warm Bodies. He currently divides his time between writing, playing obscure instruments in obscure bands, and exploring the country in a 1977 GMC motorhome named Baleen.
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity,
and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may
occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators,
listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from
the ruins of civilization.
And then he meets a girl.
First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of
living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He
doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect
her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their
hopeless world won’t change without a fight.
Review by Lisa: I totally loved this book. Yes I know, zombies scare some of you but this book is so much more then zombies. Zombies can be beautiful….and R definately is a beautiful character. Can I just say that I love R!! Isaac’s writing is outstanding and comical. This is a must read!!
Interview with Isaac Marion
Adult Isaac loves salted caramel. Child Isaac sometimes sneaks out and orders bubblegum.
Who is your favorite author and is your writing style similar to theirs?
I definitely don’t have a single favorite author. It’s actually pretty rare that I even read more than one book by the same author. There are just too many different voices out there that I want to sample. If I was forced to pick a favorite, it might be Charlie Kaufman, but he doesn’t even write novels so it’s hard to compare our styles.
What gave you inspiration for Warm Bodies?
He was surprisingly easy to relate to. I think everyone has felt like R at some point–lost, alone, lacking purpose and identity. I just put myself in that position, imagined how my own inner struggles might be amplified by an apocalypse and the complete loss of my humanity…and it flowed pretty freely from there.
Did you put anything about yourself into R’s character?
If there was a zombie takeover what would you do?
I’ve seen an early, rough cut of it, which was great, but I haven’t seen the final version yet. I’m going to a sneak peak screening next week to watch it for the first time. It’ll be great to see it with a real audience and observe people’s reactions. If I hear someone talking trash, maybe I’ll jump them!
I can’t share much yet, as I’m still getting it all hammered out in my head. I can tell you that it will be a bigger, darker, more complex story, and that it will be a conclusion, not the beginning of a series.
What question have you always wanted to be asked in an interview? How would you answer that question?
Interviewer: “I just purchased the Space Shuttle from NASA, and I want to give it to you, along with my beautiful daughter, who is a trained pilot and astronaut and massage therapist. Are you interested?”
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Check out the Warm Bodies movie trailer
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