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The Zombie Room. R.D. Ronald Hardcover – July 1, 2012


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Book Guild Publishing (July 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1846247195
  • ISBN-13: 978-1846247194
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.9 x 5.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #944,196 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Giordano DeFilippo
While our ex-cons are the main characters in the novel, we are also joined by two women who are looking for a way out of their miserable existence.
Mr. M
This book was well written and well put together.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M on November 27, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
As The Zombie Room starts off we meet three men living very separate lives. As each of their tales are being spun, they all meet the same fate. They are sent to prison for very different crimes. Yet somehow they all meet up and begin a friendship that will serve them well once they are released.

While our ex-cons are the main characters in the novel, we are also joined by two women who are looking for a way out of their miserable existence. When they sign on become exotic dancers in a distant city that could change their lives for the better they soon learn that what they signed up for is not exactly what they get.

I think the reason I enjoyed this novel so much was it was real, and in a sense raw. The characters are not taking on something bigger than themselves, they are just doing their best to get ahead of the game the best way they know how. Something anyone can relate to. However, when they see someone suffering they do there best to help, a form of redemption.

As our three ex-cons are invited to a local secret club where the women are used in whatever method the client requires, they decide that they want to help the girls. It is the blue collar version of the movie Taken in a way. The three are not former CIA agents with hand to hand training. Instead they are three men who have learned to exist behind bars and they turn those survival skills to help others who cannot help themselves. It makes for a realistic tale that I found difficult to put down.

The Zombie Room is a quick read and because of that it is a very tight read which is one of the reasons why I am doing my best not to give anything away and staying vague. I will say that anyone who enjoyed The Elephant Tree will also enjoy this novel as well. It has the same tone and voice.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Rita Reviews on January 1, 2013
Format: Hardcover
The Zombie Room starts off with three men who live very separate lives however they all meet the same fate. Each is sent to prison for different crimes but a friendship is formed that will serve them well once they are released. Joining the men are two women who are each looking for a way out of their existence The women sign up to be exotic dancers in another city only to learn that the reality of it isn't what they signed up for.

The biggest reason I enjoyed this book is because it is very real. You could easily imagine knowing any of these men or women. The characters seem to attempt a form of redemption by trying to help those who need it but they are aiming to do something bigger than themselves. They are just trying to live life the only way they know how. It is shown in how after joining a secret club and learning that the women are used in whatever method the clients wants the men decide to help the girls.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amanda on November 14, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I read this book after having read the author's first novel "The Elephant Tree". This book has some spin off parts carried over from the first book, but is not a sequel by any means.

The Zombie Room is a story about human trafficking. It has a lot of characters, more action and quite a bit of sex....far more than The Elephant Tree which was much more reflective and focused on a single protagonist.

R.D.Ronald has done a good job of keeping you on the edge of your seat through out this book. You really have to pay attention to everything that is happening to follow it through. It would probably make a great feature length movie one day.

I highly recommend reading it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Robyn on November 19, 2012
Format: Hardcover
I read The Elephant Tree about three years ago and really liked the suspense, as well as the way the author brought each character to life. R.D. Ronald did not disappoint with this book!! Again, each character was so real I felt like I could see each one as I was reading. Additionally, the suspense kept me flipping pages, wanting to know more.

If you like suspense, I would highly recommend this book. I would recommend starting with The Elephant Tree if you have the time since it is equally as great; however, it is not necessary.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Book-Slore on October 10, 2012
Format: Kindle Edition
As I started to read The Zombie Room, I thought there is no way RD Ronald can give each of these characters a voice. Boy was I wrong. Mangle (my favorite), Tatiana, Tazeem and the others come to together in a great story. Where wrong choices & the hope for a better life make them cross paths. On their way to redemption (for some) they help those who can't help themselves.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By G Jackson on November 10, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The Zombie Room is a coming-of-age story of youth culture, delinquency, criminality, and ultimately murder. Three anti-hero protagonists held to account for their past actions and then confronted by a much more serious situation when they don't learn from past mistakes. Zippy writing that conjured some great visuals. Pretty daring, with some unexpected twists, cleverly sustained dramatics and moments of dark humour.

I enjoyed the storyline and multiple sinister elements and characters. The human trafficking aspect piqued my interest and it also added quite a bit of sex into this gritty story. Lots of vividly written graphic scenes. I like books that take me to seriously dark and sketchy places while sitting comfortably and safely on my couch. The Zombie Room did just that. It is well-written and nicely edited which makes for a smooth read, albeit a dark and frightening one at times. I loved it.
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A transgressive crime novelist (whatever that means) for All and None.

Author of The Elephant Tree and The Zombie Room. Now writing more books while getting older and more miserable.

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