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The Zombie Pinocchio

(Zombie Fairy Tales #3)

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  107 ratings  ·  18 reviews
The gentle but lonely toymaker Geppetto builds the perfect companion from the corpses of children: a son who will never die. But when his creation revolts and begins a campaign of debauchery and murder upon the town's children, he fears he may have unleashed a force of evil beyond his control—The Zombie Pinocchio.
Kindle Edition, 1, 39 pages
Published March 13th 2012
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Lynne Bridges
Apr 02, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the 3rd installment of Zombie Fairy Tales and I have to tell you, it is a good as the first two. I have to give this writer props for being creative and for being a little twisted because he makes these books in to something almost real. The gore in these books are great, enough to give you nightmares but not make you grossed out. I wish he would have gone in to more detail while Pinocchio was being stitched because it would have been a killer gore/freaky scene. :)

The editing is great, t
Flora Smith
Apr 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: short-stories, horror
I received a free copy of this short story for review.

This is the third installment of the Zombie Fairy Tales series and so far its my favorite. Its more like Pinocchio meets Frankenstein. Gepetto mourns for his lost wife and unborn child and decides to makes himself a son using the parts of children that have died from the plague. Altho tragic and gory like the rest we see the underlying theme of unconditional love for our children and that family is more than those related to us. If you love a
Donald Armfield
He wanted to create a Son, who would live forever. Geppetto did just that. As a grave robber. Read This to see the rest unfold.

Zombie Pinocchio is a puzzled masterpiece the author real does give life to this short story. From beginning to the ripped apart boy. A bloody tale of excellent.
Jan 01, 2015 rated it it was ok
Not what I was expecting. A little odd. However, I have the entire collection so I'll read another one and see how it goes.
Aug 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
This story is both oddly touching and very creepy, combining Frankenstein, a zombie plague and elements of the original Pinocchio story. It's so well written that you really feel sorry for Gepetto, even while disliking his actions and their results.

As someone who's not really into zombies, I wasn't sure I would enjoy these stories, but as a free boxset (it was on offer when I bought it), I thought it was worth a look as I do love fairytales, and I wasn't disappointed. They are both very differe
Aug 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series-to-finish
As a young teenager I loved horror. I was indifferent to zombies, but aliens were frequently in my nightmares because they looked so... creepy. A year or two ago, however, I became a zombie fan. Not a fan of the boring shuffle and moan zombies who decay, but a fan of the more predatory living dead and infected. For this reason it's hardly surprising that I picked up a book from the Zombie Fairy Tales series written by Kevin Richey. Strangely I picked The Zombie Pinocchio. I've never really been ...more
Kristin (Blood,Sweat and Books)

After finishing Hansel and Gretel are Dead I went on Amazon and saw that The Zombie Pinocchio was FREE so of course I downloaded it. What if Geppetto decided instead of making a son out of wood, he would make a son out of dead children? I was shocked to see the story take this turn but it really worked well. The story starts with Geppetto searching for the perfect pair of hands. I'm not gonna lie this scene was creepy. Imagining Geppetto as a grave robber took some getting used to but thankfully
Ashley Ehlers
Aug 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Pinocchio meets Frankenstein- Kevin Richey brings an interesting take on the loved fairy tale Pinocchio. From the very first scene of Geppetto cutting the perfect hands off a dead boy had me instantly hooked! The details sucked me in, I was turning page after page, engrossed by these spine chilling words!

If you love zombies and fairy tales then this is a series for you! Though it's a short story by the end of t
Feb 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Puppet made of dead kid body parts!
{my thoughts} - This book is well written. It reminds me that even with the best of intentions some things can still go very wrong. The story of Pinocchio is well known, however this twisted version is not. Reading these fairytale remakes are making me think from another point of view. It helps to show that although we have been led to believe that everything is always happy ever after, in modern times that isn't the case. One can believe one thing based on what they have been told, but it only ...more
McKenzie Richardson
More of a mash up of Frankenstein and Pinocchio. Interesting retelling with a predictable ending. As with Zombie Cinderella, the idea of a 'rational' zombie was a little strange for me. A zombie that can torture and plan instead of feasting on the closest food source seems a little out of character for my conception of zombies. Very detailed with some truly gruesome descriptions. Overall, a good idea with excellent narration, but only a so-so plot.
Tina Rae
Dec 27, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: zombie fans
Well, this one wasn't my favorite of the series but that doesn't mean it wasn't super fantastic. Honestly, Pinnochio has never really been one of my favorite stories to begin with so maybe that's why I didn't adore this one as much as I have the others. It was definitely a great story and, oh my, stealing the parts of dead children to create his own child. Um, that's GENIUS.

Honestly, this series just keeps getting better and better. I can't WAIT to finish it!!
Kayleigh  Sparrow
Jul 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another amazing book in the series, there is a fantastic atmosphere through out and it was interesting that this one was set in the village instead of the forest it gave a different feel to the book. And as strange as it may sound both Geppetto and Pinocchio are really loveable, maybe I'm a little odd but I had a real soft spot for little zombie Pinocchio!
Jim Glover
Aug 14, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I love the other two books in this series and what can I say about this one.....let's see....sick, twisted, demented, and believe it or not a little bit of heart. I loved it and now I have my son reading it and he loves it. Highly recommend it if you like fairy tales with a twist. Not Disney style will say that. Get out there and read it.
Shina Chitwood
Jul 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: adults and teens who love gore
Shelves: zombies
This book is awesome! I always felt sorry for Pinocchio poor thing never had any real friends b/c he was made of wood, however, Kevin makes him out of bodies or should I say Geppetto does. Finally Pinocchio gets friends in a twisted way, but at least he gets friends. Love this book.
Jul 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This story was so sick and twisted, my darkness within groaned in pure pleasure.. I mean, I liked it.
Crystal Withem
Apr 07, 2012 rated it liked it
I didn't like this one as much as Cinderella. I thought it could use a little more gore to it. Otherwise it was pretty good. I would read it again.
Mar 31, 2012 rated it it was ok
I know that this is a series of short stories but this one was really short. There wasn't much to the plot at all. Could have been developed a little more.
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Other books in the series

Zombie Fairy Tales (1 - 10 of 13 books)
  • Zombie Cinderella (Zombie Fairy Tales #1)
  • Hansel and Gretel Are Dead (Zombie Fairy Tales #2)
  • Blood Red Riding Hood (Zombie Fairy Tales #4)
  • Beauty Is a Beast  (Zombie Fairy Tales #5)
  • Zombie Cinderella II: The Ball (Zombie Fairy Tales #6)
  • Revenge of the Little Match Girl (Zombie Fairy Tales #7)
  • The Curse of Peter Pan (Zombie Fairy Tales #8)
  • The Little Mermaid of Death (Zombie Fairy Tales #9)
  • The Headless Horseman (Zombie Fairy Tales #10)
  • Skull White (Zombie Fairy Tales #11)