March 30, 2013
I was drawn to this as a lover of the zombie genre, and was very pleasantly surprised with something fresh and new. It's not just about blood and guts and shooting dead people in the head with a twelve gauge - though there's an ample amount of all three.
Nick Hoult rocks his role as a zombie like a second skin. R cracks me up, he's a zombie with a soul, and is terribly conflicted because of it. But don't get it wrong, he'll still kill you and eat you, if only just to feel more alive - until Julie comes along.
Julie is a breath of life in his grayscape. She's a ray of sunshine, but not irritably so, and her acting is also very believable. She's the first female protagonist I've cared about in a long time. She brings out R's human side, but not too quickly, and in a way that still treads carefully around and pays respect to his zombie nature.
See it, and definitely read the book. If you're a supernatural horror lover with an open mind, you won't be disappointed.
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