by Isaac Marion
Movie Tagline: Cold Body, Warm Heart
R is Dead. Has been for maybe years or months, he can’t remember exactly. Died because of the Plague. He has no memories from his Living Days. Julie is alive. R was supposed to eat Julie. That’s just how it’s supposed to be, but he doesn’t. R did something that has never been done before.
He changed. He fell in love.
This is a new take on William Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet.
This book is surprisingly sweet! Isaac Marion created the unexpected hero in this Romance Novel, shelved as a YA Read, though for me I think it’s an Adult Inspiring Romantic Comedy about a Zombie who fell in love with a girl. It’s a comedy that has it’s own moments too. I only learned about this because of the Movie Trailer I happened to stumble upon in IMDB and my love for Teresa Palmer.
Though I thought the ending was a bit rushed, I admired Marion’s style of storytelling. Kudos to him on this first Novel. For someone who says he never went to College, he has a lot of brains to be able to construct such ideas and write with such flowery words.
I just loved how he created R, his thoughts that he can’t seem to put into words, which made this light read book somehow inspiring. A must read for Young and not so young adults.
I will definitely watch the Movie too.
― John Green, An Abundance of Katherines
I just visited the IMDB page for Percy Jackson and the Olympians: Sea of Monsters, and to be honest I am not that excited about it.
I don’t understand why they can’t make a film adaptation as grand and identical to the best selling novel as Harry Potter? Hollywood filmmakers love creating a movie out of a very popular book and they would always fall short in terms of the screenplay. Like what they did with Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games. Percy Jackson and the Olympians was no different. Both films were rushed that the major characters seem shallow and some stuff that made alot of sense in the book was made pointless and confusing in the movie. In the case of Percy Jackson, the story was changed big time, it was almost a crime, like what they did in Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. With the exception of Twilight and possibly soon, Fifty Shades of Grey. Twilight is such a crappy book, it was not beautifully written, and I personally think Stephanie Meyer should just stop writing because she lacks imagination and the skills, so making a shitty movie out it is fine with me. But The Hunger Games and Percy Jackson could’ve been better, if only they didn’t change and omitted a whole lot, to the point that it would make you walk out of the movie house halfway through like what my friend did when she saw Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter recently.
Now they suddenly thought of filming the second book of the great Riordan series ever, and make it somewhat more closely to the book. It is very odd and laughable. I wonder how it will turn out without Chris Columbus directing, and how will the story look like when they have a lot of explaining to do since they omitted Kronos, Clarisse, Dionysus, changed the actual look of the Camp and lots more. From Annabeth’s hair color to omitting the importance of the other Gods in the story up to Luke’s motivation on stealing the lightning bolt from Zeus.
I really don’t mind the age difference, though. An older Percy Jackson is fine, but do I hope they had kept Percy’s humble and kind personality (which is incomparable to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter) and his Cyclops of a half brother, Tyson.
I can only imagine how confusing and messed up the screenplay’s going to be. Still, I plan on watching it when it comes out for the curiosity and fun of it.