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The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell (édition 2014)

par Mira Grant (Auteur)

Séries: Newsflesh (3.3)

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A new Newsflesh novella from the New York TimesFeedOutside the classroom walls the Rising was spreading, but inside was a carefully protected sanctuary against the growing threat. Or so the teachers and students thought.
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Titre:The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell
Auteurs:Mira Grant (Auteur)
Info:Orbit (2014), 112 pages
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That one was harder to read than the others. ( )
  KittyCunningham | Apr 26, 2021 |
I like all the novellas in the newsflesh world. They're not necessary to follow the main books plot but they shed light on the situation the characters go through and they're well written and entertaining (but not for the faint of hearts). ( )
  Sept | May 21, 2019 |
I've been eagerly waiting for the launch of this novella since reading about it from the author: her highly successful Newsflesh trilogy left me wanting for more and this shorter offering promised to be just as gripping and terrifying as the parent work.

Well, it went way beyond my expectations, in more ways than one.

Complete review: http://spaceandsorcery.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/the-day-the-dead-came-to-show-an... ( )
  SpaceandSorcery | Dec 25, 2018 |
‘We forget sometimes how easy it is for the survivors to look back on history and judge those who came before. It’s simpler when there is a villain, when there is a reason for things to have gone so terribly, terribly wrong. [...] Sometimes there is no reason for things to go wrong. They just do.’

The year is 2036, twenty-two years since the Rising and life is no less dangerous. Despite those dangers though, some parents still choose to place their young children in public school systems (elementary and middle school) in order for them to fully develop their social skills before changing over to a fully virtual school system as most people have already done. Security has been increased and precautions have been made, however, the dangers were still lurking. The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell is the story of Seattle’s Evergreen Elementary School tragedy; a tragedy that painted a clear picture that those dangers were lurking closer than anyone thought.

The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell is a riveting and suspenseful novella set in the same world as Grant’s popular Newsflesh trilogy. The story follows Alaric Kwong and Mahir Gowda in current day 2044 who are conducting research on the tragedy trying to find the cause of it all. Flashbacks to 2036 are told from the point of view of teacher Elaine Oldenburg and shows the flaws of the ‘secure school system’ she thought she worked in. Her desperation to survive and to keep as many of the children safe as possible is palpable and even knowing that all sorts of wrongs are likely to follow, the reader can’t help but hope for a miracle. Incredibly thrilling for a mere 112 pages, (although there is also an excerpt from Parasite at the end)Mira Grant continues to impress with her boldness. The ending was fairly inconclusive and I certainly wanted more but for all my fellow Newsflesh fans out there? This is a must read. ( )
  bonniemarjorie | Oct 16, 2014 |
Mira Grant created a fascinating world in her NEWSFLESH, is a masterful piece of hard science fiction, combining medical detail with political intrigue with intricate worldbuilding. Her characters were so real that the end of the first book in the trilogy, Feed, reduced me to tears.

Since completing the trilogy, Grant continues to write about the world she created. With the novella The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell, she may finally have returned to the well once too often. It’s a solid story, detailing the day-to-day issues presented to schools when blood becomes a deadly substance. Grant skillfully builds suspense for those less familiar with her world as she tells of the consequences of one 6-year-old child’s tiny lie about skinning his hand at recess. But ultimately, she has so completely explored the implications of her thesis in her previous tales that anyone who has read the trilogy will find this story predictable.

The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell is about a first grade school teacher in Seattle, Elaine Oldenburg. Children continue to attend public school despite the zombie threat because of their need for socialization. Most drop out by the fourth grade to study with private tutors or entirely by means of the internet, but younger children still need to learn about how to deal with others. In addition, kindergarteners and most first graders are too small to amplify into zombies, even should the antibodies in their blood be triggered in some way. While the dangers of schooling are not minimal, they are outweighed by the children’s need for other children.
Steps have been taken to make schools safer, but as has ever been the case with schools (and other government projects), safety equipment has been purchased from the lowest bidder. And, as has ever been the case, the lowest bidder doesn’t always produce the best product. One would think that when it comes to protecting a community’s children, only the best would do; but that’s not the case in Grant’s world, and it never has been the case in ours. Grant expertly manipulates real world habits, politics and economics to create a completely believable scenario.

Yet despite Grant’s skill, this tale feels like it’s already been told. Her skills are sufficiently great that genuine admirers of her work will feel impatient with this novella, wishing that she would move on to tell new stories of different biological threats. Thus, while Grant has written a thoroughly competent story with much to recommend it to those not already steeped in the world of NEWSFLESH, those who have read her previous works are likely to become impatient for the next book in Grant’s new PARASITOLOGY trilogy, Symbiont, which is due in November.

Originally published at http://www.fantasyliterature.com/reviews/horrible-monday-the-day-the-dead-came-t.... ( )
  TerryWeyna | Sep 1, 2014 |
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This work is dedicated to all the amazing teachers working to create a better future, but especially to Roy Hagar, Gail Brewer, and Judi Miller.  Thank you so much for all you do, and have done.  You are true heroes.
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