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G.O.R.E. Score: Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament

Breathers (2009)

Breathers (2009)

Original Release Date: March 3, 2009
Publisher: Broadway Books

 Okay, truth time: I had been seeing “Breathers” in the bookstore for a long time before I finally broke down and bought it a few months back. The reason I waited so long to buy it: the cover. As you can see, the cover looks like your fairly typical kitschy romance novel, with the exception of zombies kissing instead of regular humans.

Now, if you’re like me, at first glance this cover probably makes your brow furrow in confusion. What kind of book is this, exactly? Is it making fun of zombies? Is it some disgusting attempt at an actual zombie romance novel? You’re not quite sure exactly what may be contained inside, and quite frankly, I was a little scared to open it up and find out. When I finally did, I was relieved and excited to find such a highly entertaining and unique story that really went far above and beyond my expectations.

S.G. Browne’s original novel, his first book, centers around Andy, a zombie living in a world where only select dead reanimate.

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