Horror Monday Book Review: The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira Grant

March 30, 2015 Blog, Horror, Zombies 0

Horror Monday Book Review: The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell by Mira GrantThe Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell: A Newsflesh Novella by Mira Grant
Series: Newsflesh #3
Published by Orbit on 2014-07-15
Genres: Action & Adventure, Dystopian, Fiction, Horror, Science Fiction
Pages: 84
Source: Purchase
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Outside 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.

On what will be the last day in the teaching career of Elaine Oldenburg, who fans of the series know as Foxy, she must fight to survive and protect her students when the zombie outbreak shatters the safety of her school.

My Thoughts Horror

You know… the last few weeks I’ve had a lot of Mira Grant on this blog. There is a great reason for that. She is a horror genius.

The Day the Dead Came to Show and Tell is horrifying in so many ways. Some may say that it is zombies and we’ve all seen and read that over and over but Mira Grant has a way of hitting that button that we all have for the HOLY SHIT that tells our bodies to fight or flee.

In this novella she is able to once again hit that button but more than she ever has before. This is about children, and not only children but kindergarteners and first graders. What can be more horrifying than those innocent children getting eaten by zombies. What’s worse? It was all because of one of these first graders that an outbreak happened in the school. It wasn’t his fault but technically it was.

The teacher in this situation is remarkable and I wish Mira Grant had pushed to tell us a little more about her at the end. I wanted more. But that is the only downside to this. Well, other than the obviousness of children being eaten by zombies. That’s as bad as pets being eaten or turning into zombies. Both of which Mira Grant has done!!! And still I love reading her. It’s because she talks about these horrifying things that makes me love her writing so much!

In this very short story we have a teacher that has to deal with not only trying to survive, but trying to save her innocent and trusting students. I have to admit, I understand the few times when she thought about running and saving herself, but I’m so glad she didn’t. What she did have to do was agonizing and absolutely horrible but also very brave.

This is just another of her fabulous stories that adds a bit to the Newsflesh trilogy. If she adds any more of these I will be one of the first people to scoop them up. Even though they are horrifying I just cannot get enough!

The Author Horror

About Mira Grant

Born and raised in Northern California, Mira Grant has made a lifelong study of horror movies, horrible viruses, and the inevitable threat of the living dead. In college, she was voted Most Likely to Summon Something Horrible in the Cornfield, and was a founding member of the Horror Movie Sleep-Away Survival Camp, where her record for time survived in the Swamp Cannibals scenario remains unchallenged.

Mira lives in a crumbling farmhouse with an assortment of cats, horror movies, comics, and books about horrible diseases. When not writing, she splits her time between travel, auditing college virology courses, and watching more horror movies than is strictly good for you. Favorite vacation spots include Seattle, London, and a large haunted corn maze just outside of Huntsville, Alabama.

Mira sleeps with a machete under her bed, and highly suggests that you do the same.

Mira also writes as Seanan McGuire.




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