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Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

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3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Fun & wicked

Andy is at rock bottom. He lives in his parents' wine cellar, has no social life other than weekly support group meeting and appointments with a therapist who can't be bothered to care. Worse, because he's dead he has no rights to reclaim any semblance of a life. While ...
Andy is at rock bottom. He lives in his parents' wine cellar, has no social life other than weekly support group meeting and appointments with a therapist who can't be bothered to care. Worse, because he's dead he has no rights to reclaim any semblance of a life. While it has threads of zombie apocalypse, Breathers is remarkably different because of its lead. First, Andy spends most of the book mute. Second, being an intelligent and overall nice guy it makes his journey to reclaim his life and deal with the seriously impairing injuries left behind by his death (including the mental ones and a few nasty revelations about his relationship with his parents, even before his death) means this zombie is an easy to relate to Everyman on a journey.
Breathers is a deeper read than your average zombie tale, but doesn't forget its genre roots. Fun at times, terrifying at others and absolutely compelling. Highly recommended for public collections and an essential addition to modern zombie collections.
Contains: Sex, gore, language

posted by MicheleLeesBookLove on January 20, 2012

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Not Bad, But If you hadn't read this you wouldn't understand

So overall the book is not bad, but there is one thing that really REALLY bothered me about it over all. It seems like every other chapter (and sometimes several chapters in a row) Browne feels the need to put in a phrase like: If you haven't ever (fill in the blank) ...
So overall the book is not bad, but there is one thing that really REALLY bothered me about it over all. It seems like every other chapter (and sometimes several chapters in a row) Browne feels the need to put in a phrase like: If you haven't ever (fill in the blank) then you wouldn't understand. The third of fourth time this gets said it really starts to grate.

posted by VW-Johnny on February 14, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 31, 2010

    Great Premise, Poor Execution

    This book was well-written and had an interesting premise. I was enthralled with the beginning and sympathized with the main character. However, about halfway through the book the character suddenly changed personalities. It was very odd and I found myself getting a little disgusted because I didn't find the character's actions believable anymore. The last half of the book read like it came from a completely different novel. Both the beginning and the ending were written well but they felt very disjointed to me. Based on the first half of the book and the quality of the writing I would recommend reading this book if you can get it for free. If not, spend your money on something else.

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  • Posted February 14, 2010

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    Not Bad, But If you hadn't read this you wouldn't understand

    So overall the book is not bad, but there is one thing that really REALLY bothered me about it over all. It seems like every other chapter (and sometimes several chapters in a row) Browne feels the need to put in a phrase like: If you haven't ever (fill in the blank) then you wouldn't understand. The third of fourth time this gets said it really starts to grate.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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