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Breathers: A Zombie's Lament by S. G. Browne
Review by Colleen Cahill
Broadway Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780767930611
Date: 17 March 2009 List Price $14.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Horror and humor have been mixed before; Charlaine Harris and Jim Butcher have done this, adding a touch of romance to their works. Horror and social commentary have also been paired such as Mary Shelly's Frankenstein. But in S.C. Browne's Breathers, there is a mix of all three elements, blending in a way that all the emotions are touched; how many books on zombies can you say about that?

From official release/information:

Product Description: Meet Andy Warner, a recently deceased everyman and newly minted zombie. 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. 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. When the group meets a rogue zombie who teaches them the joys of human flesh, things start to get messy, and Andy embarks on a journey of self-discovery that will take him from his casket, to the SPCA, to a media-driven class-action lawsuit on behalf of the rights of zombies everywhere.

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.

(Source: Broadway)

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