Celebrate Christmas the Undead Way with "I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus"

I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus: A Breathers Christmas Carol 
Title:  I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus:
A Breathers Christmas Carol
Author:  S.G. Browne
Format:  Print
Length: 208 pages
Psublisher:  Gallery Books
Rating:  5 stars

“One of America’s best satiric novelists” (Kirkus Reviews), S. G. Browne seamlessly gift wraps this horrific and hilarious sequel to his “extremely strong” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) zombie novel Breathers. He sees you when you’re sleeping . . . he knows when you’re undead.

How does the leader of a failed zombie civil rights movement from California rescue a group of his undead brethren and help a lonely Breather girl as he hides from a band of medical researchers while disguised as Santa Claus?

If you’ve never believed in Christmas miracles, then you wouldn’t understand.

Andy Warner has just escaped from a zombie research facility in Portland, Oregon, where he’s been subjected to experimental testing for the past year. With Christmas just days away, Andy figures that donning a jolly old St. Nick costume to throw off his would-be captors is just the ticket. But he never expects to encounter a sweet, lonesome nine-year-old girl who not only reminds Andy of the family he’s lost but who thinks he’s the real Santa. He also doesn’t count on being recognized as last year’s national quasi-celebrity by a clandestine group of decaying supporters who look to him for leadership. For the living and the undead, this unforgettable holiday tale will truly put on display just who is gnawing and who is nice. . . .
-Goodreads

My Thoughts
Andy's story is one that will tug at your heart, make your flesh crawl, have you seeing red, and tickle every funny bone in your body.  It seems that our undead narrator has had one hell of a year; going from a voice in the dark for zombie rights to a lab rat for tests unfit for the smarmiest of rodents.  It's a good thing that he can still manage some snark with his lips sewn shut...right?

This is a zombie read with real brains.  In fact, in most cases the zombies are not only smarter than the "breathers," but funnier and more compassionate as well.
After you get over the fact that Andy and his fellow zombies are suffering from various stages of decomposition; it is very easy to see how human they really are.  They still feel, need, want, and regret...I'm not too sure about the bleeding though.

This is the best zombie read EVER!  Adding it to your library should be a "no brainer.".and now

Notable Quotes:

"Although I've never had to deal with bloat, I know what it's like to struggle with your confidence.  After all, I used to be the poster child for zombies before I started eating Breather."
-Andy (I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus)

"Age and exercise is what tends to toughen up Breathers," I say, "especially when it comes to the legs, shoulders, and the butt.
So when hunting Breathers, it's a good idea to stay away from gyms and retirement communities."
-Andy (I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus)

"HO HO HO, HOW ABOUT SOME DOUGH?
(BEER AND WINE ACCEPTED)"   
(I Saw Zombies Eating Santa Claus)

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