One thing I’ve mentioned before is that I love movies based on books. Someone else who loves them–calls them mooks–is Mookology. Check them out!
I saw Warm Bodies–which is a zombie Romeo and Juliet. It was cute, sweet, and funny. I’d recommend it to anyone who likes that sort of thing. The zombie romance is handled well, and works much better than the words ‘zombie romance’ would make you think.
I finally got to the book, which I also liked. I’d recommend either of them to people who like zombies. The book, of course, has more detail in it. Some scenes are fleshed out more in the book, and a few plot points were cut off in the movie.
The main character, R, is different in the book–less aimless, perhaps older, and differently clothed (this might not seem important, but both mediums mention his clothes representing who he was when he was alive.)
Also, the book is a little darker and more thoughtful. An actual zombie culture’s explored in its pages, with details that range from intriguing to disturbing. All the zombies, not just R, interact with each other. They’re still zombies, but different from the usual moaning, lurching horde. There’s also a little more explanation for how and why the zombie apocalypse happened.
And Isaac Marion is working on a second book…