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Posted March 20, 2013
Posted February 25, 2013
A few years back I read Breather: A Zombie Lament and loved it.
A few years back I read Breather: A Zombie Lament and loved it. Zombies going to support groups and then petitioning for equal rights, led by Andy Warner. The prose were written in a very fun and sometimes hilarious manner. I watited patiently for a follow-up and gladly sent my money off to Amazon for this sequel. I would not say that it was money spent wisely.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Andy had been sent to a research facility for zombies and has been experimented on for about a year. All other zombies are either sent to similiar facilities or destroyed. With the help of a zombie sympathizer Andy is able to escape. With no clothes available to him, he steals a Santa Clause costume from a manequin. A little girl named Annie sees Andy and thinks he is the real Santa Claus and takes him to her house. Annie reminds Andy of his own daughter who just happened to be named Annie too, and he is happy to go along.
The rest of the book plods along with Andy trying to hatch a plan to help his fellow zombies escape from the facility where he was being held at. Andy's narrative lacks the wit of the first book and there are no supporting characters (unlike the first book) that provide any interest to the reader. Possible Spoiler Alert: There is one nuance introduced as the researchers had done "Clockwork Orange" therapy on Andy so now he has an aversion to eating human flesh and depends on a synthetic substance that he was being provided to prevent him from decaying.
I give this one between two and a half to three stars and am not sure if I will be so quick to snatch up future tales.
Posted January 18, 2013
A perfect zombie holiday!
S.G Browne is one of the best authors I have ever encountered. His stories are smart and touching amd this one is no different. A wonderful gore filled tale! I hope we get to hear more about Andy Warner in the future!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 26, 2012
Posted November 3, 2012
Dark, bizarre, very funny
Andy Warner is having a very bad day. He’s been poked, prodded, electrocuted, and oh, yes, he can’t scream because his mouth has been sewn shut. Did I mention Andy is a zombie? Andy was once a normal, somewhat boring “Breather” (human), but that was before the car accident that took the life of his wife and left Andy, er, more or less dead. Reanimated as a zombie, Andy led a zombie civil rights movement that ended in, well, complete failure. Now he’s living, um, existing, in a research facility where he is the organization's prized experiment. That is until a member of PETZ (People for the Ethical Treatment of Zombies) sneaks into the facility and frees all the zombies. Andy is the only one who is able to escape the humans who are sent to capture the escaped zombies. With Christmas just around the corner, Andy is soon wearing a Santa outfit to try and blend in with the Breathers. He meets a young girl, Annie, who has the same name, and is about the same age, as his own daughter who was left an orphan when Andy and his wife died in the car accident. The catch is that Annie, age 9, believes Andy is the real Santa Claus and who can resist a sweet little girl with a drunk for a mother and no Christmas tree? Apparently, not even zombies can resist such a cute girl. Andy decides to bring cheer to Annie while also helping Patrick, a zombie friend who was re-captured, gain his freedom. To say this is a dark comedy would be an understatement. It’s about as “black” as you can get and it is fabulously funny to boot. The author has a knack for turning rather gross topics into comical ideas and does it again and again, throughout this somewhat brief tale. The style is engaging, witty, and you'll be groaning and laughing throughout. Quill says: Dark, bizarre, very funny, and yes, with a bit of sentimentality thrown in, I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus is the perfect Christmas read for those who like VERY black comedy in their holiday reading.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.