I really enjoyed this book, especially the audio book. I bought the hard back, and I'm watching the movie tonight. I thought it was really refreshing and fun to listen too. I wish that R had a more active role towards the end.. But I can see why I. Marion chose to portray him the way he did. I especially loved how the author drops fun little social commentary into the "typical" zombie beginning. Why, how, and when the zombie "plague" began. Fun stuff, and I liked the ending too
I loved the idea of this story. I did not love the story itself. I felt the author let too many things go unanswered, and did not develop the characters as well as he could have. The story was good though, just not as good as I had hoped. The Romeo and Juliet feel was fun though, and I loved how he uses music as language. There were a lot of good parts to this book, it just left me wanting and feeling flat overall. Worth a read, but only if you have some time on your hands and want a different take on the zombies theme.
I did not care for the ending. I think the movie ending was a little better honestly, although I liked the book much more than the movie.
The perspective of a zombie yearning to feel/love in stark contrast (ironic) to humans learning to disregard life/living is absolutely wonderful, cynical, satirical, and - overall - hopeful.
The only thing I may compare this book to is the Harry Potter series only from the addictive nature is instills in the reader as well as from the free/easy flow of readability.
I love all the references to The Beatles, especially, "I don't know why you say Goodbye; I say Hello". That song never made sense to me before.
Nothing 'extreme' other than enjoyment.
This book is better than the movie, except in the age of the main character.
This was one of the best books I have listened to in a long time, I really loved the story line.
However I had already watched the movie so what I expected from the book really wasn't there after reading the book the movie was such a huge disappointment. So many good parts skipped and unimportant ones added.
I loved how detailed it was, everything left such a crisp picture in my mind, and for me this is very hard to accomplish.
Hilarious, Bizarre and Zombies!
When they explain how the dead make love.
Funny book with a twisted love story.
I wouldn't listen to it all the way through, but I did enjoy some of the descriptions of the zombies and when R would speak. But I already know the story and didn't find enough pleasure in it to revisit the whole thing.
It is a unique take on the zombie experience.
I love Kevin Kenerly - I first ran into him with The Talented Mr. Ripley. He makes everything sound great. I loved his interpretation of R, the way he spoke "zombie", in that gravelly, low grunting, was fantastic. His M was great too. He does zombie very well.
Perhaps it's because I heard this book (instead of visually reading it), I found myself lost several times. There were times I didn't know if it was Perry or R narrating.
Loved everything about this audiobook! And as title states, SO Much better than the movie!
Since I saw the movie first, it took me a little while to get used to the voice of R, but once I got over that I was completely sucked in. This is a great sort of love story!
I spend a large amount of my income on books. I mean, a lot. Seriously. It's a problem.
No. I generally like zombie books. I'm a fan of the genre, and I was excited about this new twist on the typical storyline. It was a little too juvenile for me. The teen romance parts undermined the philosophical moments R has throughout. The scene with zombie "sex" was also pretty weird.
The voice was a little whispery, which sometimes enhanced the work, but it also made it slow and it conveyed a tone that didn't always seem to fit. The voice shift for Julie was particularly difficult to enjoy.
I think R has a lot of thoughts about what it means to live as a human. These moments are pretty deep, and I enjoyed them.
There's not really much I can say about this one. You pretty much get what you're expecting. There are not any twists or turns, and the ending is pretty predictable. For fans of zombie flicks, books and tv shows this is a nice addition. It's a fun take on the inner workings of the walking dead. It's a quick listen, entertaining, and the narrator does a great job.