Breathers: A Zombie's Lament
For fans of Max Brooks’s The Zombie Survival Guide and zombie aficionados everywhere, a hilarious debut novel about life (and love) after death.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... show more
For fans of Max Brooks’s The Zombie Survival Guide and zombie aficionados everywhere, a hilarious debut novel about life (and love) after death.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.
Publish date: March 3rd 2009
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Pages no: 310
Edition language: English
This was fantastic! There were so many parallels between the treatment of zombies and other minorities that it really made me sad for them. This was funny, yet touching and really made you think. Typically you're cheering for the living and hoping they don't get eaten, but in this you were hoping...
Eine Zombiegeschichte mal ganz anders.Wenn ein Zombie nicht tot bleibt sondern weiter lebt wie ein normaler Mensch naja fast...als Andy als Untoter aufwacht ist das alles andere als toll.Seiner Frau und Tochter darf er sich nicht mehr nähern, wie will man es denen auch erklären.Von den Eltern in den...
Initially I really enjoyed this. Setting aside the opening scene, I really felt for the main character, who lost his wife in a car accident, which killed them both, but he spontaneously reanimated. He found himself in a world that reviled him. He had a daughter whom he was no longer allowed to se...
I was really interested in this book. It sounded like a totally great new view on zombies.Our main character fell asleep behind the wheel and he and his wife get killed... well actually she gets killed, and he comes back from the dead in the mortuary. Welcome back to the world... the world isn't hap...
I’m not generally one for humor in my reading. I tend to like my novels dark and serious. Although sufficiently dark, Breathers is also quite funny, and well written, and compelling and one of the best zombie novels I’ve ever read. There has been so much written about zombies that it’s hard to co...