Goodreads Book Review: Breathers: A Zombie's Lament

Breathers: A Zombie's LamentBreathers: A Zombie's Lament by S.G. Browne

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is another instance where I wish I could assign half-stars in this rating system, because this was a 2-and-a-half star book if I ever read one. It isn't bad. It isn't good. It just isn't much of anything. Because of the very limited first person point of view, there's no way to really connect with any of the characters except the main character, Andy, but even he is given only fairly shallow and vacillating characterization, so I had a hard time connecting with or even caring about him either. That said, even without emotional resonance, the book is entertaining enough, with a fun take on the whole flesh-eating aspect of being a zombie. I can't really think of much more to say in terms of a review, because like I said, for me this book was, at best, just... there. The one other thing I'd complain about is the author's overdependence on repeating a certain phrase... but if you never read this book in five days expecting something better and coming away mildly disappointed, you just wouldn't understand.

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This was the sixteenth book in my year-long Recommended Reading Challenge, and I have to say this challenge is taking me weird places; I enjoyed a zombie book a lot less than the chick-lit rom-com I read immediately prior. Now that this book is finished my list is sadly clear, so if you want to get in on the fun, let's see some recommendations!


  1. My husband thinks you should Prey by Michael Crighton (sp) I'm being lazy with the spelling.


  2. Read Prey Rather. My god. Apparently syntax is not my strong suit as of late.

    1. It would seem neither is capitalization :p

    2. I have always loved Crichton (really not that hard to spell!) and haven't read a book of his in years, so maybe that'll be next.


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