Saturday, June 22, 2013

The 10 books every zombie fan must read

At LitReactor, Kimberly Turner named the ten books every zombie fan must read, including:
Breathers: A Zombie's Lament by S.G. Browne

The most ridiculous (in a good way) book on our list is S.G. Brown's entertaining debut about modern life as a zombie. After Andy Warner dies, he has trouble adjusting to his new life as one of the undead. And who could blame him? He has to live in his parents' wine cellar, isn't allowed to go to the movies or even use the internet, and is constantly harassed by frat boys and other members of the living (aka "Breathers"). Things change after he meets Rita, a recent suicide who eats cosmetics for their formaldehyde content, and Jerry, a car crash victim who loves Renaissance porn, at an Undead Anonymous meeting. Together they learn the delights of devouring human flesh and find new ways to stand up for the rights of zombies everywhere.

For fans of: Max Brooks's The Zombie Survival Guide, Shaun of the Dead, black comedy, Warm Bodies, rom-coms, zombies
Read about another book on the list.

Visit S.G. Browne's website and blog.

The Page 69 Test: Breathers: A Zombie's Lament.

--Marshal Zeringue