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Zachary Zombie and the Lost Boy (Stories for Demented Children Book 2) Kindle Edition

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Length: 18 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author

John H. Carroll was the youngest of seven children and was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1970 where he was kept in a dresser drawer with the clean socks. Luckily he wasn't kept with the dirty socks or else he might have grown up to become slightly warped.

As a child, John spent most of his time wandering through the Mojave Desert in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the sky, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. One of his favorite memories is watching his dad build the fuselage of Evil Kneivel's skycycle in their garage. One of his least favorite moments was watching that skycycle fall into the Snake River. (Not his dad's fault and he has documentation to prove it, so nyah)

As a teenager, John spent most of his time driving wherever he could in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the road, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He was the captain of the chess team and lettered in golf and band while in high school and wasn't beaten up anywhere near as much as one might imagine.

As an adult, John spent most of his time staring at a computer screen in an attempt to avoid people. He stares at the monitor for hours, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He has been married to his wonderful wife for 14 years and they have three obnoxio . . . wonderful children who always behave . . . when they're asleep.

Rojuun is the first book of a series that will continue for a while. He writes in the evenings and weekends whenever possible. Regrettably, the family mentioned in the previous paragraph desires food and shelter, requiring the author to possess a full time job until such time as his writing makes him rich.

Product Details

  • File Size: 1484 KB
  • Print Length: 18 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: John H. Carroll (May 6, 2011)
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004ZR02XO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,493,382 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

John H. Carroll was the youngest of seven children and was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1970 where he was kept in a dresser drawer with the clean socks. Luckily, he wasn't kept with the dirty socks or else he might have grown up to become slightly warped.

As a child, John spent most of his time wandering through the Mojave Desert in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the sky, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. One of his favorite memories is watching his dad build the fuselage of Evel Kneivel's skycycle in their garage. One of his least favorite moments was watching that skycycle fall into the Snake River. (Not his dad's fault and he has documentation to prove it, so nyah)

As a teenager, John spent most of his time driving wherever he could in an attempt to avoid people. He would stare at the road, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He was the captain of the chess team, lettered in golf and band while in high school, and wasn't beaten up anywhere near as much as one might imagine.

As an adult, John spends most of his time staring at a computer screen in an attempt to avoid people. He stares at the monitor for hours, imagining what it would be like to explore different worlds. He has been married to his wonderful wife for sixteen years and they have three obnoxio . . . wonderful children who always behave . . . when they're asleep.

Emo bunny minions surround John at most times. He is their imaginary friend and they look to him for guidance. At one point, they took over the world. No one noticed because they left everything exactly as it was. They gave the world back after a week because it was depressing.

The Willden Trilogy is his first endeavor into the field of writing. Other series and standalone works will be forthcoming. In addition, John has written a number of short stories that can be found at most eBook sites. He writes in the evenings and weekends whenever possible. Regrettably, the family mentioned in a previous paragraph desires food and shelter, requiring the author to possess a full time job until his writing makes him rich.

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In the way that young children frequently are - the young, lost village boy has absolutely no fear of the many residents in the woods near which his home stands. So that when a zombie stumbles into view just after Tobias realizes that he is lost, Tobias treats the zombie the same as any normal person and asks Zachary to take him back to his home.

I must say as a parent who taught my children manners - I was greatly tickled over how the zombie and everyone else would pause and comment on how nice it was that a little lost boy would still use "please" to politely ask for what he wanted. Maybe it was just me, but every time it happened it seemed to be funnier than the last time.

Possibly my absolute favorite scene in the story was the party in the graveyard. What a scream! Too, too funny - but if I give any more of it away, it will be a spoiler.

Some slightly unexpected twists as standard stereotypes get set at a different angle than we're used to. More ironic scenes as all the pieces pull together towards the end. I was laughing hysterically by the time I finished the very last scene.

Not a story for young children, but just fine for us older "demented children".
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My daughter who is 8 (and hates to read) absolutely loved this book and wished it was longer! She was laughing about the mushy faced zombie! If your child likes quirky stories and not the same bland fairytales they will love this story! Please check out this author's other story about the Emo bunny also very good!
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Emo bunnies who hide out under trees and need extra hugs, stupid wanna be princesses and zombie parties. HELLO!! Good stuff - right here!

Please is an important word as Tobias doesn't really learn anywhere in the story, but it does make quite an impact whether he realizes it or not. A not-so naughty little boy goes on a hunt for emo bunnies and goes on an adventure like no other I have read yet. As this is a super short story, I can't give away much, but I will tell you that you have to read it, just to picture Zachary Zombie saying, "Brainss."

You really can share this book with anyone of any age group, if you think they can handle the gooey-ness of it all. As my kids are about as slightly off as I am, I will be sharing this with them as well. Great story, and I will be reading this other works ASAP!
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This was so silly- makes a fun read aloud for grown-ups. Short story about a lost young boy and his new found zombie friend. Have fun!
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I liked this story a lot better than The Emo Bunny Who Should. For a short story though there were a few too many things thrown in. The princess part was pretty funny but I would have liked the story better if it had kept mostly to the zombie and the boy. Zachary was a great character as was Tobias. It always makes me happy when stories for kids feature nice kids with manners rather than stories about spoiled brats that are supposed to be "cute". I would have liked to see the story stop when the pair parted ways. The prince was superfluous. My son liked the story a lot when I read it to him (especially the spinning eyeball).
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Rating: 5 Stars

I really enjoyed reading about poor lost Tobias and the hungry brain-eating zombie Zachary who tries to fight his natural instinct for his favorite dinner as he leads the lost Tobias back to his village. Some of the descriptions reminded me of early books in Piers Anthony's Xanth series... babbling brooks that babble about skunks...even the fact that Zachary talks a little mushy, and knows it; he is working on it, but being a zombie does have drawbacks.
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The perfect demented short story sure to gross out and tickle the funny bone of any 'Tween' Boy, Reluctant Reader, or old guy like me whose sense of humor never progressed past elementary school. Well done!
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I love the little twisted tales. This story about the unlikely friendship between "such a polite little boy" and Zachary Zombie is a must read (especially since it will only take about 20 minutes).
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