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Publisher's Summary

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 21-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.
©2009 S.G. Browne; (P)2009 Random House
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2 out of 5 stars
By Charlene on 11-12-10

the zombie of self-pity.

Like a lumbering zombie, this plot moves sloooooooowly. The main character whines a LOT - admittedly, he has reason to complain. Zombiedom in the world of the book is certainly unfortunate and all the "breathers" are jerks. However, listening to someone complain about the same stuff for a few hours is pretty boring. While some of the episodes in the book have the potential to be amusing, buried under the self-pity of the narrator, they don't really make it. Seriously, give it a pass.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Cathie on 09-24-09

I really liked this book!

I am pleasantly surprised that I liked this book as much as I did. Definitely dark humor and quite a bit of gore, but a fun listen. You will cheer for the zombies. The narrator is perfect for this story, and does a really good job.

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5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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