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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Darkly funny, surprisingly touching, and gory enough to satisfy even the most discerning reader, Breathers is a romantic zombie comedy rom-zom-com, for short that will leave you laughing, squirming, and clamoring for more.

His zombies are sad little things, unable to feel physical pain, but feeling emotional pain acutely, as they slowly decompose into oblivion, or have their demise sped up by being donated to science. Darkly funny, surprisingly touching, and gory enough to satisfy even the briwne discerning reader, Breathers is a romantic zombie comedy rom-zom-com, for short that will leave you laughing, squirming, and clamoring for more.

Mar 29, Mark rated it really liked it. As Browns 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. We follow Andy on his self realization journey from sad Zombie lying in his parents basement getting by day to day, to a Zombie who can stand on his own and who is fighting for his civil rights.

For an impulse purchase in Dallas when none of my top picks were available, I have to say that “Breathers” did not disappoint. Jul 16, AlcoholBooksCinema rated it really liked it Shelves: Why, you go to a zombie support group that meets twice a week!!


After they meet Ray, a rogue zombie who introduces them to the joys of consuming human flesh, Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that leads to a media-driven, class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere. 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.


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 straight out of Mary Roach’s ‘Stiff’, and the subtle but amazing insertion of Oingo Boingo’s ‘Dead Man’s Party’ was like a party David Hornsby would have thrown if he had been a goth kid in high school.

Transfer the Palin to a large bowl and cover with foil. I was hoping for some funny slapstick when I picked this up which I gotbut it’s so much more than that.

Refresh and try again. View all 5 comments. But even so, it’s a unique take on the zombie story and I’m glad Browne tackled it. To ask other readers questions about Breathersplease sign up. Add into the romance angle that his social circle opens up and he discovers another zombie named Ray.

The human world know that zombies exist and they treat them pretty badly like they are at the bottom of the pile with no feelings or thoughts. This article about a horror novel of the s is a stub. Check out the cover!! Jun 30, melydia rated it really liked it.

Here Andy meets the beautiful Rita, suicide victim, who eats formaldehyde-laced lipstick to help keep her preserved. 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.

Tuck the arms behind the neck and under the Boehner. Andy, and the other undead, is despised brewthers society. Paperbackpages. Everybody knows their not good eat’n, to tough and gristly. Meanwhile, zombies are just not-dead dead guys. This page was last edited on 28 Decemberat He finds himself unsuccessfully dodging fruit and bullets and ends up in a cage at the SPCA. I totally berathers this book to any zombie lover. It’s a story about love, death, civil rights, and consuming the flesh of the living.


The book is downright hilarious. Every secondary citizen reaches their breaking point and rebellion and revolution soon follow suit. Return to Book Page. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. I don’t browns I’ll be eating ribs in any barbecue joints in the near future after reading this. Here he meets Rita, and everything changes for him as he realizes for the first time since his death, he’s in love again.

BREATHERS by S.G. Browne | Kirkus Reviews

To deal with his feelings, Andy meets up with a support group who he begins to grow to love, breatherss a zombie called Rita. But “If you’ve never been dismembered or crushed or allowed browbe slowly disentegrate until you turn into chicken soup, then probably wouldn’t understand xg I definitely recommend it to people who just need a quick fun read or people who believe that zombies are people too.

Tie the legs together with kitchen twine. It’s definitely a dark comedy, so I can’t recommend it for everybody. I had a hard time getting into this book. He makes more snide, metrosexual comments about fashion and cooking that Patrick Batemen in American Psycho, and that’s the only thing that stands out.

Of course these recipes are a joke.