After a cryptic pestilence wipes out most of the world’s population. humanity is reduced to little concentrated groups held behind monolithic salvaged featuring domes. The storyteller is an undead who merely remembers that his name one time began with an “R” . one of the few who is still capable of idea. R is friends with “M” . an older male who is besides able to believe and to talk. Life is changed around every now and once more by the regulating “Bonies. ” described as skeletons with tegument stretched over them and a curious humming noise emanating from their nonnatural signifiers. The undead banquet on life flesh. and devouring encephalons allows them to see the victim’s memories. One twenty-four hours. R and M lead a little runing party to the metropolis. where they attempt to catch a little party of life adolescents. R eats the encephalon of a immature adult male named Perry Kelvin. and experiences his emotions sing his lover. Julie Grigio. whom he was protecting. Acting rapidly. R smears his blood on Julie to dissemble her life aroma and convinces her to follow him utilizing her name. Upon return to the airdrome. Julie tentatively lives in R’s abandoned 747. Julie begins to talk with R and they bond. Julie confides in R that her friend Nora witnessed R taking Julie. intending people may come to deliver her from the zombie-filled airdrome.
Roentgen has kept a part of Perry’s encephalon and continues to nosh on it. sing other facets of Perry’s memories. larning Perry had been an orphan and had developed self-destructive inclinations. Wracked with guilt. R is unable to state Julie that he killed Perry. Roentgen begins to hold regular closures that seem to be dreams. Waking up from one of the dreams. R realizes that Julie is being attacked in the Terminal by a group of living deads. including M. R quickly stops the onslaught. recognizing it’s clip to acquire Julie back to her people in the Dome. He discusses this with M. who is both funny and covetous of R’s new development. R accompanies Julie out of the Terminal. but they are attacked by Bonies trying to kill Julie. They finally escape in the Mercedes R has been learning himself to drive. After a long thrust in the rain. R and Julie decide to halt at a house along the manner. Julie tells R that her female parent left when she was immature. During the dark. while Julie slumbers. Perry pops up in R’s caput. disclosure that he is still partly alive in there and is assisting R to alter. going R’s scruples. In the forenoon. Julie is able to reach her male parent in the Dome with a land line phone.
She sends R to roll up some gasolene. but takes the auto and leaves while he is gone. R decides to return to the Terminal. but encounters M and several other undead who have been banished by the Bonies because of the alterations they are sing. M and the other Undead feign an act so that R can steal into the metropolis and be mistaken for a living person. R sees that humanity is in a province of agitation as more than 20. 000 people are crammed into the little protective Dome. He reunites with Julie. who introduces him to her friend Nora. They take the clip to acquire to cognize more about R. happening he has non been hungry or fed since meeting Julie. They disguise him as a life individual and give him a circuit of the Dome. Inside R’s caput. Perry tells R that the universe is altering and it is up to R to do the difference. Julie’s father General Grigio is critical of R until the misss claim that R is Nora’s new fellow from a adjacent Dome. During that flushing. they participate in a dark of imbibing at a speakeasy. While Julie is in the bathroom. R tells Nora he is the 1 that killed Perry. Nora tells R that she forgives him and believes that when he tells Julie. she will make the same.
Upon Julie’s return. two work forces approach Julie and speak to her and she is visibly disquieted. Suffering from the enfeebling effects of the intoxicant for the first clip. R goes outdoors. where he is approached by the two work forces who begin to state inappropriate things about Julie. R angrily dispatches the two work forces and foliages. During his walk. he runs into a guard who notices his undead position. He uncontrollably attacks the guard. trying to feed on him but defying the impulse. The guard rises up as a living dead and walks off. R returns to Julie’s. guilty about the whole adventure. With the guard on the loose. the metropolis discovers the presence of an Undead. viz. R. and publish a quarantine order. While in Julie’s. R receives a call from M. stating him that hundreds more Undead that are altering have come to fall in R outside of the Dome and he needs R and Julie to come out to back up them. General Grigio comes place to look into on Julie and during conversation. stabs R. to see if he is an undead. During the resulting pandemonium. Nora grabs Grigio’s gun and holds him off. while R and Julie flight. While running from a disquieted but relentless Rosso. R and Julie plunge off the eight narrative Superdome to get away.
Pursued by Rosso. they make it to the Zombie Horde outdoors. When they attempt to go forth with the ground forces of the Dead. a host of Bonies begins to come in chase. R believes that the Bonies are coming to halt the alteration that he and Julie are about to do. M convinces them to get away while they attempt to keep off the Bonies. As R and Julie run off. they discover that 100s of Bonies have come to prosecute them. both recognizing that they scare the Boney population. They make a heroic elan towards the Dome. to hold Security kill them off while they think of something. General Rosso decides to allow them in after make up one’s minding that R is traveling to alter the universe somehow. They run through the metropolis and meet Nora in an derelict famous person box overlooking the constitution. After being discovered by Grigio. they ascend to the roof over the Dome and see that the edifice is under besieging by literally 1000s of Bonies. Julie speculates that the pestilence was non cause by virus or supernatural causes. but by people going complacent and conveying it on themselves.
Having no thought what to make. and confronting obliteration. R decides he has fallen in love with Julie and kisses her. The ensuing action instances both to glow heartily and develop aureate eyes. General Grigio and Rosso ascend to the top of the Dome to halt R and Julie. Upon geting Grigio is repetitive that Rosso kills both R and Julie. Rosso and Nora effort to halt Grigio and he begins to fall off the edifice merely to be saved by a Boney. It pulls him to safety and begins to devour him. Despite Julie’s protests. her male parent allows the event to go on as she looks on in horror. Julie so shoots the Boney and both it and Grigio fall off the edifice. Grigio turns to ash and cram during the descent and the Bonies all cease and disperse. R decides the Bonies were people that decided that they did non value life any longer and merely wanted to decease. Perry contacts R and tells him that he is ready to travel on and is grateful for the clip he spent with R.
He informs him that during the struggle he was contending his ain conflict. and decides he’s ready for whatever comes following and moves on. Julie in her heartache is held by R. Upon their embracing. Julie sees that R is alive and the two rejoice over R’s freshly reinstated humanity. The Humans and the freshly converted undead begin a probationary confederation. The undead are invited into the metropolis with M presenting himself as Marcus to Nora as he makes a base on balls at her. The Bonies have become about exanimate and get down the procedure of deceasing off. R and Julie return to the terminus. Julie tells R he can pick a new name. and he decides to merely stay as R because of his new and happy metempsychosis.