A couple of months ago, during the middle of summer, an author stepped into the store, met with me and signed his stock. It was S. G. Browne, author of the zombie romantic comedy The Breathers: A Zombie’s Lament. We started chatting and now he’ll be coming up to do a signing at the Borders store on December 19th from 1PM-4PM.
I also received a review copy of the book and am about a hundred pages into it and really enjoying it. It’s a book about a world where zombies have existed for some time, but in very small populations. No one knows who will turn into a zombie when they die, it seems to be random. The problem is the zombies are treated worse than hated animals, and have no rights or respect from anyone. And while they can’t necessarily feel things like pain, they do still have feelings. The story is told from the viewpoint of a recently made zombie, Andy Warner, and how he deals with this life change, or rather undead change through coping mechanisms like seeking rights and recognition for zombies, as well as attending weekly meetings for the Undead Anonymous group.
So far its a very entertaining read that puts a whole different spin on the zombie story which is still be written and rewritten and published. Zombies are still very much in, the good thing is Breathers is a refreshing twist and chance to the usual zombie romp.
If things go as planned, I shall also be interviewing S. G. Browne for BookBanter to see what he has to say and thinks about his book, how he came up with it, and what he’s working on now.