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Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt. 205

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Published 16 Sep 2011
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Theodore Granger believes he’s cursed. He’s spent the last ten years locked away inside his apartment. But today is his day, the day he is to venture out into the world again. There is only one simple task on his agenda: walk one block, cross the street, and have a cup of coffee with his shrink. The only problem is, he chose the wrong day.
Enjoy this short story based in the world of my novel Don of the Living Dead.

"Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Apt. 205" Reviews

Not Now...Mommy's Reading
- Raeford, NC
4
Fri, 18 Nov 2011

I absolutely loved this short story set in the world of "Don of the Dead" created by author Robert DeCoteau.
The main character is agoraphobic - and for good reason. It seems that every time he ventures out and about, bad things happen...to other people. So for the sake of mankind, he decides to hide himself from the world in his tiny apartment.
Until today.
Is his fear irriational or is there some truth to his belief that he may be cursed? Read and find out.

Nicole
- Lagrange, GA
5
Wed, 08 Feb 2012

Taken from my blog: nicolestorey.wordpress.com
Happy Wednesday! Today is a first, as I am reviewing three books at one time! LOL! Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Series is a collection of three short stories by author Robert DeCoteau. All three stories were based on Decoteau’s novel Don of the Living Dead. I have yet to read this novel, but I must say that I enjoyed all of the Primrose Court “shorts!”
In the first book, Primrose Court Apt. 205, we read about Theodore Granger – a man who suffers from Agoraphobia and OCD, has an irrational fear that he is cursed, and that his presence has caused many deaths. In the story, Theodore has decided he is going to take his first step out into the world after ten years of being a recluse. It is an important day for him! He only has to walk one block and cross the street to get to the coffee house where he is supposed to meet his doctor. Unfortunately, there are more deaths along the way.
In the second book, Primrose Court Apt. 305, we read about Charles Grimly and his wife, Mariana. Charles definitely has a “Norman Bates” complex, as he, too, cannot let go of his mother’s apron strings. His wife is a stripper at a local club and Charles has a problem with this. He is an over-weight guy who lives with a a woman who cannot stand the sight of him and treats him like dirt. As I read the story, I often wondered why Mariana married Charles if she despised him so. Everyone has a breaking point and Charles finally reaches his. With the help of his dead mother, it looks like Charles may be onto a better life – minus his pushy wife. However, even the best laid plans go awry. There are some things which cannot be foreseen – he is about to find that out.
In the last book, Primrose Court Apt. 502, we learn Tommy’s story. I actually felt sorry for this young man. He is a druggie who lives with his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He has just lost his job and learned that his girlfriend is sleeping with his drug dealer. Figuring that things can’t get much worse, Tommy goes out the window and sits on the building’s ledge, contemplating his life and if maybe suicide is the answer for him. Then, something happens that assures him there are things much worse than death.
I loved several things about these short stories, but my favorite is how all the characters are tied together (they all live in the same apartment building) and make appearances in each other’s tales. I am often displeased with short stories because there isn’t enough time to get to know the characters and relate to them on a personal level. Decoteau gives just enough information for the reader to understand the protagonist, their problems, and why they take the steps they do to resolve them. I do hope that maybe the author will take these characters and go a bit farther with their adventures. I would love to know what happens next!

Karen
- Los Angeles, CA
3
Mon, 20 May 2013

This is one of three short stories set in the Primrose Court apartment complex. The story centers on a man with agoraphobia who has not left his apartment for ten year. We get his full background and the story of why he ended up there, and how he feels about his neighbors. What you do not have is any amount of zombies here really. Only on the last few pages do you get even a glimpse of zombie action.
If you want a tale of zombies running around eating people, do not read this. On the other hand if you like a narrative with limited carnage you may enjoy it.
All the books have a few chapters from the book "Don of the Living Dead" which is set in the same locale. They can be seen as a lead in to the major story. These books can be read in any order but I would say start here because it introduces you to the next characters you will meet.

Nicole
- Lagrange, GA
5
Wed, 08 Feb 2012

Taken from my blog: nicolestorey.wordpress.com
Happy Wednesday! Today is a first, as I am reviewing three books at one time! LOL! Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Series is a collection of three short stories by author Robert DeCoteau. All three stories were based on Decoteau’s novel Don of the Living Dead. I have yet to read this novel, but I must say that I enjoyed all of the Primrose Court “shorts!”
In the first book, Primrose Court Apt. 205, we read about Theodore Granger – a man who suffers from Agoraphobia and OCD, has an irrational fear that he is cursed, and that his presence has caused many deaths. In the story, Theodore has decided he is going to take his first step out into the world after ten years of being a recluse. It is an important day for him! He only has to walk one block and cross the street to get to the coffee house where he is supposed to meet his doctor. Unfortunately, there are more deaths along the way.
In the second book, Primrose Court Apt. 305, we read about Charles Grimly and his wife, Mariana. Charles definitely has a “Norman Bates” complex, as he, too, cannot let go of his mother’s apron strings. His wife is a stripper at a local club and Charles has a problem with this. He is an over-weight guy who lives with a a woman who cannot stand the sight of him and treats him like dirt. As I read the story, I often wondered why Mariana married Charles if she despised him so. Everyone has a breaking point and Charles finally reaches his. With the help of his dead mother, it looks like Charles may be onto a better life – minus his pushy wife. However, even the best laid plans go awry. There are some things which cannot be foreseen – he is about to find that out.
In the last book, Primrose Court Apt. 502, we learn Tommy’s story. I actually felt sorry for this young man. He is a druggie who lives with his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He has just lost his job and learned that his girlfriend is sleeping with his drug dealer. Figuring that things can’t get much worse, Tommy goes out the window and sits on the building’s ledge, contemplating his life and if maybe suicide is the answer for him. Then, something happens that assures him there are things much worse than death.
I loved several things about these short stories, but my favorite is how all the characters are tied together (they all live in the same apartment building) and make appearances in each other’s tales. I am often displeased with short stories because there isn’t enough time to get to know the characters and relate to them on a personal level. Decoteau gives just enough information for the reader to understand the protagonist, their problems, and why they take the steps they do to resolve them. I do hope that maybe the author will take these characters and go a bit farther with their adventures. I would love to know what happens next!

Nicole
- Lagrange, GA
5
Wed, 08 Feb 2012

Taken from my blog: nicolestorey.wordpress.com
Happy Wednesday! Today is a first, as I am reviewing three books at one time! LOL! Zombie Tales: Primrose Court Series is a collection of three short stories by author Robert DeCoteau. All three stories were based on Decoteau’s novel Don of the Living Dead. I have yet to read this novel, but I must say that I enjoyed all of the Primrose Court “shorts!”
In the first book, Primrose Court Apt. 205, we read about Theodore Granger – a man who suffers from Agoraphobia and OCD, has an irrational fear that he is cursed, and that his presence has caused many deaths. In the story, Theodore has decided he is going to take his first step out into the world after ten years of being a recluse. It is an important day for him! He only has to walk one block and cross the street to get to the coffee house where he is supposed to meet his doctor. Unfortunately, there are more deaths along the way.
In the second book, Primrose Court Apt. 305, we read about Charles Grimly and his wife, Mariana. Charles definitely has a “Norman Bates” complex, as he, too, cannot let go of his mother’s apron strings. His wife is a stripper at a local club and Charles has a problem with this. He is an over-weight guy who lives with a a woman who cannot stand the sight of him and treats him like dirt. As I read the story, I often wondered why Mariana married Charles if she despised him so. Everyone has a breaking point and Charles finally reaches his. With the help of his dead mother, it looks like Charles may be onto a better life – minus his pushy wife. However, even the best laid plans go awry. There are some things which cannot be foreseen – he is about to find that out.
In the last book, Primrose Court Apt. 502, we learn Tommy’s story. I actually felt sorry for this young man. He is a druggie who lives with his mother who suffers from Alzheimer’s. He has just lost his job and learned that his girlfriend is sleeping with his drug dealer. Figuring that things can’t get much worse, Tommy goes out the window and sits on the building’s ledge, contemplating his life and if maybe suicide is the answer for him. Then, something happens that assures him there are things much worse than death.
I loved several things about these short stories, but my favorite is how all the characters are tied together (they all live in the same apartment building) and make appearances in each other’s tales. I am often displeased with short stories because there isn’t enough time to get to know the characters and relate to them on a personal level. Decoteau gives just enough information for the reader to understand the protagonist, their problems, and why they take the steps they do to resolve them. I do hope that maybe the author will take these characters and go a bit farther with their adventures. I would love to know what happens next!

Doug
- Lewiston, ME
4
Sun, 09 Sep 2012

This is one of a set of three short stories (also Zombie Tales Primrose Court Apt. 305 and Zombie Tales Primrose Court Apt. 502) written about the same series of events, through the eyes of the residents of three apartments in the same complex. These stories lead up to the full length book Don of the Living Dead. The first three chapters of the book are previewed at the end of each of the short stories, though I'm going to wait to read because I have a feeling I'm going to want the entire book at hand when I start.
One thing I'll say about the series so far is the author does an amazing job at introducing his characters so the reader is able to get a good picture of each of them in such a short section of reading, and leave the reader wanting to know more.
This story, my second favorite of the three, tells the story of a young man who is a bit of a punk rocker and a stoner. His dad split when he was young and he lives with his mother who is both delusional and certifiably off her rocker. He has a bad day.. a really bad day. I have a feeling he'll play a part in the full-length story.

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