S.G. Browne

Reader’s Poll: Favorite Chapters

I’ve done a number of readings over the past eight months and have found certain chapters that I enjoy reading more than others. Part of that has to do with the content of the chapters, which include a combination of narration and dialogue, and part of it has to do with the reaction I get from the audience.

My favorite chapters to read include:

Chapter 4 (Andy helps his dad install the garbage disposal)
Chapter 20 (the attempted retrieval of Tom’s stolen arm)
Chapter 28 (the Thanksgiving dinner scene)

I also enjoy reading Chapter 48, the scene where Andy’s being interviewed by the media at the SPCA, but I don’t read that one as often because it borders on revealing spoilers. That’s one of the limitations I have when doing a reading is avoiding chapters that contain spoilers, since I haven’t done an event yet where everyone has read the book.

But I like to mix things up a bit, not read from the same chapters over and over, and see how the audience reacts. Which brings me to my Reader’s Poll question:

What are some of your favorite chapters in Breathers that you would like to hear at a reading?

It doesn’t matter if the chapters contains spoilers or are chapters I’ve already mentioned, but I’d like to hear what you think. And everyone who responds either here or on UndeadAnonymous.com will be included in a random drawing for a chance to win a personalized and signed copy of Breathers. Feel free to answer more than once and on both sites, but only one entry per person for the drawing.

All comments posted up until Friday, November 13th at 11:59PM PST will be entered in the drawing.

Filed under: Breathers,The Writing Life — Tags: — S.G. Browne @ 11:29 am


  1. My favorite scene is when Andy and Rita are discussing the best way to cook and his mother and then have a lovely yet morbid evening meal! Romantic and delightfully cannibalistic!

    Comment by Jessica — November 12, 2009 @ 4:13 pm

  2. Chapter 28, the Thanksgiving dinner scene would be awesome to see a crowd react to. That must be a lot of run to read.

    Comment by Aaron — November 13, 2009 @ 8:50 am

  3. And the winner of the signed copy of BREATHERS is Leah, who posted her reply over at http://www.undeadanonymous.com.

    Thank you for responding to the post. I always appreciate hearing your thoughts.

    Comment by admin — November 15, 2009 @ 10:49 pm

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