Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Every Sigh, The End” as Want to Read:
Every Sigh, The End
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Every Sigh, The End

3.75  ·  Rating details ·  201 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
It's New Year's Eve of 1999, and while Millennium celebrations are planned and the clock ticks downward amid rising fears and misgivings, professional nobody Ross Orringer is coming to grips with the fact that, at some point, his life has become stagnant. He is twenty-six years old and attends the same meaningless college parties, peddles the same sleazy horror movies with ...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published October 5th 2007 by Permuted Press (first published 2006)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Every Sigh, The End, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Every Sigh, The End

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Jun 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
I'm not sure I completely 'got' this book. It's surreal, it flashes back and forth through time, and there are zombies, so that's a win. I found myself turning pages as rapidly as I could to find out what was happening next, so that's another win. This is not the average "and there are zombies" story, that's for sure. If you find yourself a bit jaded on the zombie invasion genre (gasp, you philistine you), then pick this one up - you're in for something very different.
Jan 01, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I really enjoyed this one. I love stories that make you feel the madness of the characters. The time jumps do a great job of that. I am looking forward to reading this one again to see how it changes. I couldn't have read this one at a better time (I finished it on Jan 1). Zombies are in this one but it is so much more than that. If Robert Anton Wilson wrote a zombie script and Romero directed, it might turn out something like this. A must read.
Oct 07, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombies
Extremely unique, meandering, thought-provoking, memory-inducing, and visceral. Just when you think you've figured out what's behind the shifting surroundings, the men in radiation suits, and the videocameras, you'll find yourself back at another beginning, another train of thought.
Patrick D'Orazio
Sep 24, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I write this review with some trepidation. I almost feel as if the story should be reviewed and analyzed in an English or Literature classroom, or perhaps in some exotic American Philosophy class, rather on a website that sells this book. This is a book that reminds me to look at things a bit differently, to try something new and completely different. It reminds me of stories read in college and high school that I was turned on to not by friends or family that know my tastes but by someone who f ...more
Jan 20, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I know what you're thinking, "sigh another zombie novel, how unoriginal." But fear not dear fright fan, Every Sigh, The End (a novel about zombies) by Jason S. Hornsby manages to put a original spin on the walking dead and in the process deconstructs society, human interaction, and the horror genre itself.

Ross Orringer is twenty-six and his life is falling apart. He sells low-budget horror films that he hates with his self-centered best friend Preston. He is cheating on his girlfriend with her
Jun 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Iconic. This was the first word that came to mind when I began reading Jason S. Hornsby's new zombie novel Every Sigh, The End (Permuted Press, 2007). Within each decade there are a few special artists of words who possess the ability to intimately capture the soul of their generation, the unspoken rhythm of raw emotion that lies beneath the surface of the defining fashion or politics of the era. Kerouac, Ginsberg, Bukowski, Burroughs, Leonard Cohen, Hunter S. Thompson, Tom Wolfe, Chuck Palahni ...more
Thom Brannan
Apr 28, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't know. This is another of my favorite books of all time. The way the story is constructed, though, I can't say too much about it that won't give things away.

What I can say is it fostered in me a love for the non-traditional zombie novel. There are so many endless rehashes of Dawn of the Dead, and I didn't want to read that story any more. I enjoy zombies, I really do, but there's only so many times I can read the same thing. Don't get me wrong: there are a lot of Zombie Apocalypse storie
Sep 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, 2011
This was the best book about zombies I have read (so far). I really didn't expect too much at first, having found out about it from an ad in the back of some bizarro novel. Bizarro fiction is really hit or miss, and I hadn't heard anything about this particular book. I don't think this even qualifies as bizarro fiction. It is a hell of a book, though.
Dec 15, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very mysterious, hip, creepy, and captivating novel...about Zombies. I'll say one thing, "Every Sigh, The End" is very unique in terms of creeping out the reader.

Taking place mostly in 1999, Hornsby captures not only the era's essence, but the essence of the entire horror movie scene. All the while taking the popular notion of a zombie apocalypse, and blending it into a rather interesting overall plot. The familiarity of a zombie invasion does not take away from this creative story. Definitel
Beth A.
Finally read it. Not gonna dignify it with a long-winded review. Would've given it a 2.5 if possible, but it was closer to a 2 than a 3, so a 2 was what it got. Action-movie dialogue. Tried too hard. Decently entertaining at times. In short - not completely horrible, but nothing to write home about either.
Dec 22, 2008 rated it it was ok
I had forgotten that I had already read this book. Not really to my taste.
Aug 16, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Addie Cole
rated it liked it
Jun 15, 2007
Rob Chapman
rated it liked it
Jun 09, 2013
rated it really liked it
Dec 17, 2015
rated it really liked it
Jun 03, 2014
Ellen Reese
rated it really liked it
Jan 15, 2015
Cynthia (Worries A Lot)
rated it it was amazing
Jun 09, 2011
Kipp Wade
rated it really liked it
Jan 23, 2017
Emily Hill
rated it it was amazing
Apr 13, 2013
Martin Irvine
rated it it was ok
May 29, 2015
Robert Chandler
rated it liked it
Jul 05, 2014
Alexis Winning
rated it liked it
May 18, 2014
rated it really liked it
May 27, 2009
rated it it was amazing
Mar 17, 2014
Gareth Wood
rated it it was amazing
Dec 25, 2012
rated it it was amazing
Jul 01, 2012
Lindsay Beeson
rated it it was amazing
Mar 14, 2013
rated it it was amazing
Dec 12, 2012
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
  • Down the Road
  • Deadlands
  • Eden
  • Roses of Blood on Barbwire Vines
  • History is Dead
  • The Dead
  • After Twilight: Walking with the Dead
  • Kings of the Dead
  • Xombies
  • The Mammoth Book of Zombies
  • Apocalypse End (Reign of the Dead #2)
  • The Book of All Flesh
  • The Estuary
  • Lakewood Memorial
  • Empire: A Zombie Novel
  • After Life
  • Zombie CSU
  • Wet Work
Jason S. Hornsby is the author of the horror novels "Every Sigh, The End" and "Eleven Twenty-Three," as well as several short stories and articles for time travel and zombie anthologies. His work has been highly lauded for its originality, dark humor, themes of paranoia, and extreme horror.

His latest novel, "Desert Bleeds Red," has already proven a huge critical success, and is widely considered h
More about Jason S. Hornsby...

Share This Book

“The world is truly a terrible place. Every one of my generation is lost, filling the holes which are their lives with seditious and yet passionless acts of unnecessary drama. It is a world of hypocrisy and whispers, a dark mine shaft of overfed, spoiled, and thankless slaves too stupid to realize that, despite their steady stream of shallow luxuries, they are still slaves.” 0 likes
“I am beyond good and evil at this point. I am beyond the lines drawn in the sand by society at this juncture. I am beyond fear, beyond religion, beyond the morals and mores. I am Lord of the Fucking Flies. Do you understand?” 0 likes
More quotes…