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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: SilverHouse Books, Incorporated (November 10, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 098293128X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0982931288
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,643,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The Caldecott Chronicles is gruesome, elegant, witty and a hell of a lot of fun.
This is why zombie fiction continues to surprise even the most jaded reader!"
-Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling and multiple Bram Stoker award winner.

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R. G. Bullet was born in Berkshire, UK. After living in nine different countries he has finally settled in Miami Beach, USA. He is addicted to tea, reading, writing, motorbikes and shamefully, Call of Duty. His middle grade and young adult debut novels are:

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Great job, great story.
J. H.
I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys horror fiction, particularly zombies, as it's such a fun read.
Suz of A Soul Unsung
It's a short story so it was a quick read but it was wicked fun and funny throughout the entire book.
Tara Lee

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Max Zaoui on April 24, 2012
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I don't know why that is, but I've always been attracted to zombie stories or games. However, there has to be something more than just walking dead, blood and gore. A deeper meaning. Or style. Or both.
The Caldecott Chronicles has got style. Its goal is not to frighten, but to entertain you, and it does it well. R. G. Bullet, its aptly named author, manages to recreate a 19th century, British and aristocratic atmosphere, in which zombies seem hilariously out-of-place.
What I also loved about the book was its indie status. That's what I'm into these days, and I find it both interesting and refreshing to read people who are not famous but who could, because they write just as well as people who are. In the same genre, I recently read Mainak Dhar's Alice in Deadland, and I liked it too.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By T. Dellinger on July 9, 2012
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THE CALDECOTT CHRONICLES 1 IS A BOOK ABOUT A BRITISH ARISTOCRAT TRYING TO SURVIVE A ZOMBIE ATTACK IN THE REAL LATE 1800S. THE MAIN CHARACTER "THIRTY TWO" (AS WE HAVE COME TO KNOW HIM) WAS IN THE MILITARY AND HE USES HIS STRATEGIC SKILLS TO OUTSMART THE UNDEAD. HE IS WRITING ALL THAT HE ENCOUNTERS IN THE FORM OF JOURNAL ENTRIES TO HIS SON ALBERT.

THIS SHORT STORY WAS AN EXCELLENT READ. THE CHARACTERS WERE HILARIOUS AND I COULDNT HELP BUT LOVE EM!!! I ESPECIALLY LOVED SAFFY. SHE WAS SO SPUNKY! AND I LOVED HOW SHE SWOOPED IN AND HELPED TAKE CARE OF CALDECOTT AND THIRTY TWO.

PLEASE DO YOURSELF A FAVOR, IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A ZOMBIE STORY BUT NOT IN THE TRADITIONAL WAY, AND READ THIS BOOK!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Pop Bop TOP 500 REVIEWER on April 23, 2013
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From the Spring of 1896 through the Fall of that year the vast estate of the Earl of Rothshire, Caldecott Manor, and surrounding villages, were overrun by the undead. The Earl put up a stiff defense, and kept a journal as he did so. This book is a series of excerpts from the Earl's Journal.

With a firm command of Victorian fiction conventions, and a smart understanding of zombie fiction, R. G. Bullet has created a sly and entertaining tale. At just 120 pages this novella and its premise never overstay their welcome. But the book doesn't just coast along either. Some mashups pad themselves out with long excerpts from the originals they are parodying. Some wander around a bit looking for a plot they can mash into their source material. Some rely too much on a few jokes repeated over and over.

Not here. This is cleverly crafted. Many of the jokes are subtle. This is as much or maybe even more of a Victorian sendup than it is a zombie adventure. And the combination of stiff-upper-lip propriety, deadpan humor, wink-wink nudge-nudge humor, and "there'll always be an England" can do spirit all blend together to create an undemanding but amusing and rewarding reading experience.

If you were of an academic bent you could come up with all sorts of metaphors and political/gender/income inequality/aristocracy commentary. But you don't have to if you don't want to because the book is so energetic, light on its feet, and deftly constructed and presented that you can just read it as a grand entertainment.

So, if you've been wondering why you've been prospecting the Kindle freebie and self-published pool - here's your reward. Well done my good man.

Please note that I found this book while browsing Amazon Kindle freebies. I have no connection at all to the author or the publisher of this book.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Marcio360 on October 31, 2011
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I am a zombie aficionado. I have seen them all, zombies in pubs, zombies in London, Zombie kangaroos, post apocalyptic zombies, zombie Romero classics. But never zombies in an English country estate, until I read this whimsical short story. How would the English aristocracy have dealt with the ungrateful undead? I soon found out in this rollicking tumultuous romp through the English countryside - loved it! a great fun read. Recommend it highly.The Caldecott Chronicles No.1
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Norman Applegate on December 6, 2011
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This book is a gem. It's about zombies. It's well told. It's how the Victorian upper class deal with the undead.

I'm impressed by an author who can stay true to a time period like R.G. Bullet has done. But first a little bit about him. R.G. Bullet was born in Berkshire, UK. After living in nine different countries he has finally settled in Miami Beach, USA. He is addicted to tea, reading, writing, motorbikes and shamefully, Call of Duty.

Having published five novels, two are of The Keeper series and the other three; The Caldecott Chronicles, I suspect he'll have another out shortly.

I had the pleasure of reading The Caldecott Chronicles Excerpt 1 of this short story series. I read the Kindle version and the graphic drawings; which are only a few come across excellent. The paperback is 120 pages. But it's what's in these pages, a hilarious, unique take on the zombie genre.

This is a tale of the undead set in 1899 from the Earl of Rothshire's journal. It's fun, graphic, very detailed and the references to the British era are brilliant. Here's a sample of how R.G. Bullet describes a scene.
The undead and certainly unwashed are traipsing across overgrown lawns intent on ripping the very flesh from the Earl's body, scooping his brains out and eating his remaining horse.
Very nicely done. Hard to imagine a zombie book written better than this.

Bottom line, The Caldecott Chronicles are a special find.

Author: Norm Applegate
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