by Issac Marion
R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world. -Back o' the Book
When I saw what this was about I got it as fast as possible and I loved it! R was lovable in a dead sort of way. In pop culture there are tons of zombie books/movies/comics etc. that show them as incurable and mindless. This story has a fantastic twist to it while still being a zombie book (which I love). It's not very often that we get to hear the inner thoughts of a zombie.
While this book is more existential inner thought and less mindless killing, there is enough action to keep you satisfied. The book moves very quickly and can easily be read in one day, if you've got the time. There is also a movie coming out fairly soon but we all know the book will be better, so you should read it before it comes out!
*Warning* Lots of language and some sexual content.