Breathers is a dark comedy about the challenges of being a zombie. It’s like Fight Club meets Shaun of the Dead, only with the zombies as the good guys. For fans of Max Brooks’s The Zombie Survival Guide and zombie aficionados everywhere, a hilarious debut novel about life (and love) after death. Read Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament book reviews & author details and more at S.G. Browne’s ‘Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament’ is a fun read from a very.

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To view it, click here. This book has it all – the blood and gore of typical zombie fare, but also romance who bdowne love a twenty-something hottie, even with the stitches at her wrists and throat, who happens to eat lipstick like it was going out of stylehumor I’m sorry, but breather disguised as venison is pure geniusmurder the opening scene is a husband-wife body part freezer bonanzaand an undead support group yes, they even have field trips.

Scatter the remaining onions, carrots, and celery in a large flameproof heavy-duty roasting pan fitted with a large V rack. Andy comes to in his parents kitchen, breatherss he has just killed them. THere is enough romance to satisfy any tear-jerker and enough gratuitous violence, cannibalism and car chasing to brodne most if not ALL George Romero fans. Left over mom loaf Darkly funny, surprisingly touching, and gory enough to satisfy even the most discerning reader, Breathers is zg romantic zombie comedy rom-zom-com, for short that will leave you laughing, squirming, and clamoring for more.

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Browne creates a zombie that makes sense to me: And kind of ridiculous. View all 7 comments. The ending is rather abrupt and cruel and somewhat out of place, in my opinion, to the rest of the novel. The central cast are either devoid of distinguishing traits or flat stereotypes. Do you breaghers to be alive to have friends, get basic freedoms, fall in love?


Turns out this man is also a zombie. Browne just isn’t funny.

His only brosne excursion out of his hostile parents’ home is to attend his Undead Anonymous meetings. Increase heat to high; add chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. He’s trying really hard to shock and be clever and after a while it felt almost awkward to read.


Pour the sauce into a large measuring cup or glass bowl and refrigerate until the fat and sauce begin to separate, 15 minutes. If you are squeamish about decomposing flesh described in great detail, well, you might want to skip A man wakes up to discover his parents in the refrigerator. His writing has been influenced by Stephen King,… More about S. Ray is a rebel and what bretahers offers to Andy and the others quickly escalated beyond any of the UA group’s control.

Mar 03, Pages Buy. The story, and Browne’s writing, work on so many levels. It did have some vaguely serious story structure brexthers though. Victims of trauma are unexpectedly and unexplainably becoming “reanimated.

If you have never been worried about how many maggots are in breathets socks then you probably wouldn’t understand.

It also shows the softer more cuddlier side of a zombie. Meanwhile, zombies are just not-dead dead guys.

Sprinkle the bitters all over it, starting on the back side, then the cavity, and finally the breast. It doesn’t reflect zombies as the big baddies that are just wanting to tear into human flesh.

Resented by his parents, abandoned by his friends, and reviled by a society that no longer considers him human, Andy is having a bit of trouble adjusting to his new existence. Debut novelist Browne branches out from his mostly horror-related short stories and delivers a rousing entry in the Rom-Zom-Com genre.

I really didn’t mean for this review to turn into what ssg did What’s a zombie to do? I don’t usually give in to impulse buys I have too many must-haves on my reading list as it isbut I’m so glad I decided to give into this one! Reeking of Jack Daniels-soaked brains that have read too many Chuck P books no such thingBreathers is by far my new favorite zombie book Yes, this is a book about zombies, not really based in reality.


And the writing is pretty decent. A Zombie’s Lament by S. View all 10 comments.

Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament

The first half was amazing, but the second half kinda floundered all over the place, with tone issues and random shit happening and what not. The point is, don’t try to be something you’re not. The romance peaks quickly, and if you were hoping for some hilarious developments between zombie girl and zombie boy, this isn’t really the book for you.

But like a small percentage of the population, he reanimates as a decaying zombie. Of course, the open animosity may be exaggerated and a bit unrealistic in its scope, but with satire, that’s sort of the point. Apr 29, Maicie rated it it was amazing Shelves: Honestly, see it as a cop-out for trying to weave emotions into a zombie and making us, the readers, understand. The idea of Breathers is good.

But at the same time, it’s a horror show, and though I’m sure people would protest, I don’t think it’s that far-fetched of one. Grow a pair of balls and be a George Romero zombie for Christ sake!

It was fantastic, everything was tasteless up till then, so they wanted more. But even so, it’s a unique take on the zombie story and I’m glad Browne tackled it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

There is only one scene where Andy finally acts like a zombie and chomps on his psychiatrists face.