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Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt. 502 [Kindle Edition]

Robert DeCoteau
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Tommy's world is falling apart. It's the worst day of his life, but it's about to get much worse.

Enjoy this short story based on the novel Don of the Living Dead.


Product Details

  • File Size: 127 KB
  • Print Length: 40 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005LL46KS
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,408 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great character development June 27, 2012
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I read all three of the Primrose Court short stories in one setting, going from 502 to 305 to 205. I don't think it matters what order you read them in, but I have to implore anyone who loves to watch good character development to read all three.

Robert DeCoteau seems to have put much thought and work into the development of "Tommy," a young druggie stuck at home with his ailing mother, who seems to have some reality issues. That's the least of his problems today, however.

I liked that these stories all tied into one another but each stood alone, as well.

For a Kindle book, this was relatively error free.

Looks like I'll have to buy Don of the Dead to get more of DeCoteau's zombie writing because when I was finished reading these books, I really just wanted more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Sweet writing! April 10, 2013
By Lisa
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This guy can write! This is my third Primrose Court short that I've reviewed and there's not much else I can say. Just read these shorts and then go read his other books. Serious writing abilities!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent, but less zombie action than I'd like May 10, 2013
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I had to keep rechecking that this was, indeed, a zombie story, as there's no sign of them for at least 40% of the story.

The main focus of the story isn't actually the zombies at all, but rather the MC, who is having a very bad day, even before the zombies arrive. This would usually put me off a 'zombie' work, but the author does such a good job bringing readers into the MC's personal life that I didn't mind as much as I might have with other works.

The writing is very well done, and the MC's struggles to deal with his mentally ill mother, employment and woman trouble were all realistically written. I especially enjoyed a hysterical exchange between the MC and a police officer that had a lot of humor in it.

Worth the read if you can keep in mind that the zombies aren't actually the focus here, though they do eventually show up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt. 502 April 27, 2013
By JaYa
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I really liked these short stories. I have been looking for more but not able to find them. They are well written, entertaining, and I really enjoyed reading them. You won't be disappointed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love the way these stories are set up April 21, 2013
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I like these stories. They are little glimpses into the lives of people whose lives are connected by the building they live in. The one complaint I have is the editing... the wrong words are used in several places. For example, gate is used to talk about someone's manner of walking instead of gait. Other than little things like that, the stories are great!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Zombie Tales March 8, 2013
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Nice stories, but what a disappointment that is was so short! I want more!!! I really liked the concept of making you feel the story on a personal level, like it could happen. Very good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great part of the series. January 12, 2013
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I love all of the little snapshots this author has written about the people in the apartment building. I don't recall if there is a recommended read order but it's fun to notice how the stories connect and overlap. Each main character is wonderfully developed in their own story and pop up neatly in the other stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome! January 9, 2013
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I gave it 5 stars because I really enjoyed both stories. They were both wonderfully creepy and gruesome. It had a little bit of humor in it as well. I was sad to see both stories end. You cannot help but want more. I recommend this book to anyone who is in to zombies.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 3 days ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
GREAT READ. VERY ENTERTAINING.
Published 17 days ago by Amazon Customer
3.0 out of 5 stars Not sure
Not sure on this one I liked what I read until I got to the preview of the next book. Based on what there was and the preview of the next book that follows a different main... Read more
Published 28 days ago by Laura Covert
4.0 out of 5 stars 4 stars
Zombie Tales is an interesting take on the genre. It personalizes each person and makes them real. It also shows how they somehow interconnected with each other.
Published 2 months ago by Mersuew
2.0 out of 5 stars An OK Zombie Tale
The story about a young man having the worst day of his life and then zombies show up. I was a little put off by the amount of typos and errors. Read more
Published 6 months ago by R. ONEIL
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read!
This was a really good read! I didn't know what to expect but was very pleasantly surprised. I also recommend the companion short stories as they all tie in together.
Published 6 months ago by Jess
4.0 out of 5 stars Interested Read
Zombie Tales is a cool series to read. This is my Third book. I love how all the books are connected. I wonder what’s next.
Published 8 months ago by Miranda
5.0 out of 5 stars More Please!!!
I read all 3 of the books, and all I can say to the author is more please!!!!! Your stories are well written, and can be read together or as stand alone books!
Published 12 months ago by Georganna
1.0 out of 5 stars Just Terrible
Yet again, a free ebook turns out to be horrible. I guess the fact that it's only 40 pages should have tipped me off that this wasn't worth reading. Read more
Published 13 months ago by zombie phreak
4.0 out of 5 stars Varous zombie stories.
Not a bad mix. Author did a good job with his imagination and verbiage. i liked the suspense and gruesomeness of it all.
Published 13 months ago by recon32
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More About the Author

I was born in the Pacific Northwest and have lived here all my life. After 36 years of wandering aimlessly I decided that what I really want to do is write. While writing has become my passion, putting food on my family's table is a must so
I have returned to school to chase a degree in business. At my age it is better to seek a desk job than to continue with the labor that I was accustomed to. I juggle writing, school, and raising my six year old boy. Eventually I hope to become a full time writer, but dreams don't pay the bills.
I cut my teeth in the zombie genre, so to speak. I have found that most zombie stories are really just stories about people. I plan to branch out a little eventually, work my way into some mainstream horror, but zombies are close to my heart, if not my brain.

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