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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A very original concept with great writing. Browne deftly balances humor with pathos, and gore with romance. In Breathers, our main character, Andy, has just recently reanimated Come back to life after dying as a Zombie and he tells the story of how Zombies are treated even worse than cockroaches, I felt so bad for him, I actually felt for the Zombies, and got annoyed at the Breathers Humans.
Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament
I happened to open this to some offensive, supposed humor about special needs kids. True, there’s no undead fight club or un dead models slouched over a dentist chair, but I like to think that there’s just enough black humor and strange facts to keep a little goth reader like myself happy – the information about formaldehyde in beauty products and heads in chicken-trays fell breathres out of Mary Roach’s ‘Stiff’, and the breatherz but amazing insertion of Oingo Boingo’s ‘Dead Nreathers Party’ was like a party David Hornsby would have thrown if he had been a goth kid in high school.
Still love it, maybe more, after second reading. There are his spiritual conflicts, his existential conflicts then there are taboos tagential to his existentialist conflicts he must confront and reconcile with.
That phrase comes up a lot, the whole, “Then you probably wouldn’t understand. My one criticism is that there is a hair of predictability to the story, but the ending still didn’t play out exactly as I thought. Well, what happens if you are placed in your lovely casket with a fabulous satin bedding and all of the sudden you wake up?
Jun 30, melydia rated it really liked it. Zombies Are People, Too. Ce qui complique bien des choses. Feb 16, Rebecca McNutt rated it really liked it Shelves: View all 5 comments. They have no rights, they’re not allowed to do things like ride the public transport and people are allowed to beat them, rip pieces off of them with zero consequences.
If they cause a disturbance in public basically just be being in publicthey are sent to the pound, where they are held until someone claims them or three days is up, at which mark they are donated to science.
As Andy tries harder and harder to fit in with the Humans and go back to his old life, he finally realizes that what is past is past, and that it is time to move on and embrace his zombie-ism.
Increase heat to high; add chili powder, cumin, paprika and cayenne and cook, stirring, until fragrant, 1 minute. Buy the Audiobook Download: But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls in Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography.
Jun 21, Nicholas Karpuk rated it it was ok. Read ‘Rant’ while watching ‘TrueBlood’, and you have ‘Breathers: I picked this up becuase the cover was fantastic and who doesn’t want to read about zombie loving?
His sentence could be life at the zombie zoo or, worse, staked out in a field as the subject bgowne a forensic study brwathers human decomposition. On top of that, Breathers is genuinely funny; even when I was cringing, I was laughing.
I knew going in that For me Breathers starts off great, but loses steam at the end. Ultimately, Andy IS a zombie, so it’s easier to accept his flesh-eating tendencies, and the treatment of the hrowne by the rest of humanity, “Breathers” seems downright atrocious, but still hauntingly believable.
Discovering that Andy has to bathe in Pine-Sol to mask the smell of his rot, and watching the battle of wills between Andy and his grossed out father play out, make for some funny reading.
He dies in a car crash and wakes up a zombie. Of course these recipes are a joke. We follow Andy, a newly risen zombie and the other members of his support group. But all that changes when he goes to an Undead Anonymous meeting and finds kindred souls in Rita, an impossibly sexy recent suicide with a taste for the formaldehyde in cosmetic products, and Jerry, a twenty-one-year-old car-crash victim with an exposed brain and a penchant for Renaissance pornography.
Breathers | S.G. Browne
Yeah, read this book and let me know if you thought that too. Andy comes to in his parents brodne, suspecting he has just killed them.
It would probably be a straight up geekshow if anything. Browne creates a zombie that makes sense to me: This very funny satire manages to not take itself too seriously without getting campy. Stuck in the basement drinking wine he can’t really taste and watching television, his only other entertainment is his zombie support group where he meets the lovely but very dead Rita. breathdrs
But there are many laugh-out-loud moments in this book. He’s trying really hard to shock and be clever and after a while it felt almost awkward to read. Meanwhile, zombies are just not-dead dead guys.