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Raising Stony Mayhall

Raising Stony Mayhall By Daryl Gregory go inside Kindle Award winning author of Spoonbenders We Are All Completely Fine Afterparty Pandemonium and others Some of hi

Raising Stony Mayhall By Daryl Gregory go inside Kindle Award winning author of Spoonbenders, We Are All Completely Fine, Afterparty, Pandemonium, and others Some of his short fiction has been collected in Unpossible and Other Stories.He s won the World Fantasy Award, as well as the Shirley Jackson, Crawford, Asimov Readers, and Geffen awards, and his work has been short listed for many other awards, including the Nebula His books have been translated in over a dozen languages, and have been named to best of the year lists from NPR Books, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal He is also the writer of Flatline an interactive fiction game from 3 Minute Games, and comics such as Planet of the Apes.Daryl lives in Oakland, California.. In 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm Wrapped in the woman s arms is a baby, stone cold, not breathing, and without a pulse But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda and he begins to move.The family hides the child whom they name Stony rather than turn him oveIn 1968, after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm Wrapped in the woman s arms is a baby, stone cold, not breathing, and without a pulse But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda and he begins to move.The family hides the child whom they name Stony rather than turn him over to authorities that would destroy him Against all scientific reason, the undead boy begins to grow For years his adoptive mother and sisters manage to keep his existence a secret until one terrifying night when Stony is forced to run and he learns that he is not the only living dead boy left in the world.. Popular Ebook Raising Stony Mayhall zombie novels are usually about other things, where the zombies/zombie situation is just standing in for whatever larger theme, whatever personal political or social point the author wants to make. zombies are a conveniently adaptable menace: the fluidity of their ontology, the mechanics of their movements and behaviors: fast or slow? sentient or no? brain eating or no? zombies suit the needs of many different authors to many different ends.this book is no different. it is zombie novel as "what is human?" philosophy, zombie novel as deconstruction of theology. a whole new revision of the mythology with new alliances and new abilities and a deeper meditation on family and loyalty, and a redrawing of the lines where "survival" meets "fittest."it has richly-drawn characters both living and formerly-living, and some really memorable sequences. it is a great twist on the genre.and let me just get it out of the way one second: zombie zombie zombie! i am getting tired of these books telling me that "zombie" is a racist term. i have never been known for any pc sensitivties, and i'm not about to start being all cautious for the sake of mythological creatures...even really appealing ones like stony mayhall.a zombie born to an infected mother, who does the unheard-of and grows into a man. a zombie man.zzzzzzombie. but to the world at large - a cipher. what does it mean for the future of humanity, if this near-indestructible man can exist in our world - without needing to breathe or eat, without being able to bleed, with moderately regenerative capabilities? as a spokesperson for the undead, you can't get much better.humans - you are inadequately suited for survival in comparison.i really liked this thinkier addition to the genre, although i still have some questions about a couple of confusing plot points. maybe i was reading too carelessly, switching back and forth between this book and peer-reviewed articles such as readers advisory: a community effort? and rediscovering the history of readers advisory service wheeee so i may have been too scattered, but i do not understand how (view spoiler)[stony's growth was tied to kwang's, unless it was just a foreshadowing of his ability to extend his body etc, i should probably go reread that part. (hide spoiler)]but except for some confusion which was probably my own damn fault, and some times when the story got a little too bogged down in the cerebral for too long without any breaking-up-the-pontificating action sequences, this book was really quite good.not a horror novel, not by any stretch, but definitely a thought-provoking novel.i thought the whole thing was very tastefully and intelligently done, and there were still times when i laughed out loud. so a good mix of responses, all from me.with zombies(view spoiler)[zzzzzzombies (hide spoiler)]
Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory The family hides the child whom they name Stony rather than turn him ove In , after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage Raising Stony Mayhall Gregory, Daryl Stony Mayhall is found as a newborn zombie baby He does nothing by the books He grows, he learns, he lives with his adopted living family like any other kid except that he s dead and really can t leave the Raising Stony Mayhall by Daryl Gregory, Paperback Barnes Jun , In , after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm Wrapped in the woman s arms is a baby, stone cold Raising Stony Mayhall on Apple Books Jun , In , after the first zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm Wrapped in the woman s arms is a baby, stone cold Raising Stony Mayhall Daryl Gregory Like his award winning previous novels, Pandemonium and The Devil s Alphabet, Raising Stony Mayhall is a simply written yet complex novel that is sure to linger in the thoughts of its readers long

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  1. Daryl Gregory says:
    Award winning author of Spoonbenders, We Are All Completely Fine, Afterparty, Pandemonium, and others Some of his short fiction has been collected in Unpossible and Other Stories.He s won the World Fantasy Award, as well as the Shirley Jackson, Crawford, Asimov Readers, and Geffen awards, and his work has been short listed for many other awards, including the Nebula His books have been translated in over a dozen languages, and have been named to best of the year lists from NPR Books, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, and Library Journal He is also the writer of Flatline an interactive fiction game from 3 Minute Games, and comics such as Planet of the Apes.Daryl lives in Oakland, California.

Comment 405 on “Raising Stony Mayhall

  1. karen says:
    zombie novels are usually about other things, where the zombies zombie situation is just standing in for whatever larger theme, whatever personal political or social point the author wants to make zombies are a conveniently adaptable menace the fluidity of their ontology, the mechanics of their movements and behaviors fast or slow sentient or no brain eating or no zombies suit the needs of many different authors to many different endsis book is no different it is zombie novel as what is human ph [...]

  2. Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:
    Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum You re not like the rest of them, Stony Maybe it was the way you were born But you re different You re human Dear Daryl Gregory I stumbled upon this author a few years ago when everyone was raving about We Are All Completely Fine followed up by a library copy of Harrison Squared since 1 it featured the MC from We Are All Completely Fine in child format and 2 I m always on the lookout for YA to force upon my own children I forgot all about him until Spoo [...]

  3. Sh3lly ☽ Guardian of Beautiful Squids and Lonely Moons ☽ says:
    Update August 17, 2017 1.99 on US This was really good and a different take on zombies Original post This is a book about a newborn baby who is found on his dead mother on the side of the road He was found by a single mother driving by with her young daughters They take him home and raise him secretly Why secretly Well, the baby wasn t like other babies and if anyone found out about him, they d take him away and probably kill him, and the rest of the family would be in loads of trouble They name [...]

  4. Jason says:
    This was pure pleasure a reinvention or is that revitalization of the zombie mythos, a compelling and often surprising what happens next page turner, and as sweet, funny, moving, and yet tough minded as the very best of Bradbury or John Crowley, who gets a hat tip.My rating may go up But this is awesome I ve really enjoyed Gregory s novels, but this is something And now Mira Grant and Colson Whitehead have a pretty high bar to jump for their uses of the zombie A longer review to come And arrived [...]

  5. Michelle, the Bookshelf StalkerQueen of the Undead says:
    Made the list for Best Badass Zombie Books.dassbookreviews the bestPart 1This is the story of a little baby found on the side of a road He is clearly different He should not be Wanda Mayhall does not care Stony is a baby She will protect him from the world, and make sure he is raised to be loved and cherished just like her three other children.Sadly for Stony, he knows he is not like his sisters His physical self is not only different, but he feels no pain, and things that should kill him like a [...]

  6. TL says:
    Lazy updating this because I haven t feeling well past few days and can t concentrate enough to write a proper review for this and my other most recent read bleh I blame Mother Nature allergies and sinus suck Still enjoyed this one very much, this would be interesting to see as a mini series or a movie if done right Original review I was very skeptical about this, not gonna lie or sugarcoat it I d seen some positive reviews for it and was intrigued but it took me awhile to pick it up after I bou [...]

  7. Paquita Maria Sanchez says:
    Though this is certainly not the very best novel I have ever read or have read this year, or this month, or even this week this is definitely the most super funfun time I have had reading a book in ages I know that by saying that I am running the risk of driving people away from Stony Mayhall out of sheer literary fussiness and general taking self too seriouslyness not saying I m not guilty , and that is truly a shame because it really is quite well written on top of being fast paced and cheeky [...]

  8. Reynje says:
    Gregory s take on zombies in Raising Stony Mayhall is both unusual and ambitious, blending an alternate history, a Living Dead divided by ideology and politics, and musings of the existential variety It is an intelligent book that has a lot to say, occasionally taking a philosophical turn as Stony wrestles with the paradox of his existence and the events his life has set in motion The first part, detailing Stony s early family life, is strong and richly observed The characters are written with o [...]

  9. Emma says:
    3.5 interesting concept in the zombie novel genre The main character is a zombie who gets adopted by a family in Iowa I really enjoyed the first third of the novel but liked the rest of it less Some interesting ideas about how the zombies organised themselves.

  10. Kaora says:
    The blurb of this book is what first drew me in promising a new take on zombies Not one where they are mindless feeding machines, but one where they are able to think and speak and control their impulses.The zombies in this book, after being turned, go through a 24 48 hour fever where they are the mindless feeding machines, but after the fever breaks they turn into the Living Dead or LD Their bite is still deadly, and they are hard to kill but they can function almost normally If you consider oc [...]

  11. Trudi says:
    This book has an outstanding premise and infuses a lot of originality and freshness into the standard zombie canon I came so very close to giving it four stars, but alas, in the end it remains at a solid, hard won three In a novel filled with a brilliant cast of characters, everyone unique and engaging in their own way, I felt there was an emotional element largely absent from most of the story I m left a little perplexed why this should be so, since it s a book about zombies and how they think [...]

  12. Lightreads says:
    Bravo This is the zombie book I didn t know I wanted It s a grim, slyly funny, philosophical story about a zombie baby found beside the road in alternate history 1968 Iowa, and the women who risk their lives to raise him raising, get it No really, I swear, it s actually very cleverly funny This is a book that draws its political horror in broad dashes, but does its interpersonal work in tight, minute, precise gestures It s thinking about zombie fiction, but not in that irritating way where it s [...]

  13. Bonnie says:
    Interested in of my reviews Visit my blog In Part I, the Mayhall family find a woman long dead on the side of the road with a baby wrapped up inside her coat Shortly after, Wanda Mayhall realizes what he really is, yet decides that they are going to keep him anyways and hide him from the world We watch Stony change and literally grow from a baby into a young man just as any normal living human being does We watch him become an integral part of the Mayhall family and develop into his own unique [...]

  14. Bandit says:
    This is a great book A really great book I originally came across Daryl Gregory s books while browsing and thought they looked very interesting, so particularly with my love for zombie genre, this was a case of judging the book by the cover or description really since the cover is not very descriptive and it definitely paid off There is an epic quality to this book, which easily transcends the genre limitations and simply transforms it into a great work of literature with strong well developed [...]

  15. Carly says:
    I sat on this review for weeks, mostly because it isn t easy for me to form, let alone articulate, a coherent opinion about Stony Mayhall, and it s all the difficult to do so without spoilers So here s my best shot, before the book becomes a dim memory.The story starts with a portrait of The Last Girl, the sole survivor, a young woman in a blood spattered tank top The girl, whose name is Ruby, has made it through the zombie attack, to the temporary peace of the small town of Easterly, Iowa And [...]

  16. Marvin says:
    At first, this novel begins like The Waltons meets The Walking Dead It s a clever quarter of a novel that introduces our hero Stony Mayhall as a zombie infant that does something no other zombie doesow up The setting is interesting too It begins in 1968 in an alternate reality that has witnessed a zombie epidemic shortly before that year The zombies have been pretty much killed off by the government yet small groups still exist The kind Mrs Mayhall sees that there is something different about St [...]

  17. Megan Baxter says:
    Goddammit, people I don t want to read zombie books I m not a huge fan of zombie cinema I ve seen two Romero movies, and that s about it I don t read horror I like to sleep, and I m far too sensitive to such things Although it s easier to let go of when it s the written word instead of the screen So how have I ended up reading two zombie books this year, both of which I really liked Dammit, Daryl Gregory Dammit, Mira Grant Stop that Note The rest of this review has been withdrawn due to the chan [...]

  18. Bill says:
    Stony was born into the world not knowing really who or what he was It was like he was an Etch A Sketch that had been drawn upon and then shaken In his super hero alter ego he was The Unstoppable That may be truer than he could ever realize because The Big Bite is on the horizon and Stony and his group of LD and breather buddies either need to find a way to stop it or embrace it.A very interesting twist on the Zombie apocalypse that was refreshingly original in premise and execution The characte [...]

  19. David says:
    I m not sure why zombie novels are all the rage right now, or why I m reading so many, but Raising Stony Mayhall was unexpectedly good From the description, I was expecting it to be kind of a one note gimmick based on the thin premise of a zombie baby, but some positive reviews convinced me to give it a try, and I m glad I did.This is a book written by someone who knows the zombie genre and treats it with appropriate respect, while adding something of his own to the zombie mythology The backgrou [...]

  20. Figgy says:
    Featured on my 2014 favourites list In 1968, after the zombie outbreak, Wanda Mayhall and her three young daughters discover the body of a teenage mother during a snowstorm Wrapped in the woman s arms is a baby, stone cold, not breathing, and without a pulse But then his eyes open and look up at Wanda and he begins to move.This book was not what I expected, at all, and I found it an incredibly refreshing take on the zombie genre Stony is just a normal boy growing up in a house full of girls, nor [...]

  21. Janene says:
    Occasionally a novel comes along that totally changes the way you view things and your perceptions of what should be This book was so touching and different It was one of those books that the further I got, the slower I read Not because I was bored or uninterested It was because I was afraid of what was coming.e unknown and didn t want to say goodbye to Stony and try to find something equally as precious There are several great reviews here all I ll leave you with isad it Highly recommended read [...]

  22. Carlos says:
    Este libro es lo que uno espera de la literatura de g nero Que use las convenciones, las pervierta, las dinamite y haga algo totalmente inesperado Gregory no s lo tiene una idea brillante, sino que la desarrolla con competencia m s que solvente.No s con qu cara se podr n crear nuevas obras de zombies sin hacer el rid culo al lado de Raising Stony Mayhall Y quien lo haga y no sepa que el buen Stony es el fantasma que vigila a los LDs, mejor que no cuente con mi atenci n.5 estrellas para un libro [...]

  23. Leah says:
    sosaysthewhale.wordpress 2I could simply say drop whatever you re doing and read this book Now That wouldn t do it justice, though This is the kind of story that needs to be discussed, demands to be gushed over, and ultimately stays with you long after you ve finished those last words.It is traditional to end with the Last Girl, the sole survivor, a young woman in a blood spattered tank top She drops her chain saw, her sawed off shotgun, her crowbar these details differ and stumbles out of the r [...]

  24. [Name Redacted] says:
    Okay It was never easy for Stony Mayhall He was born a poor zombie child He remembered the days, sittin in the basement with his family, diggin and readin over in Iowa Apologies to Steve Martin Seriously though, this is an incredible bildungsroman about a boy born dead named John Stony Mayhall who grows up in an alternate version of America in which John Romero s 1968 film was actually a documentary For unknown reasons, the dead rise in the Eastern US, hungering for human flesh and spreading the [...]

  25. Mimi says:
    Not quite a 5 star read, but I m rounding up because it s close enough.John Stony Mayhall is a living dead miracle who defy all odds, logic, laws of physics, our understanding of anatomy and physiology, our sense of living and death, etc He lives despite not having that spark of life, he grows despite not having proper bodily functions, and he ages despite time not being a factor that should affect him And he thinks, not only intelligently, but deeply and ponders questions like, What is that spa [...]

  26. Jason says:
    1 StarI am a fan of Daryl Gregory and highly recommend his previous novels.This books out starts out well, and for the first half of this novel is an almost sweet and tender zombie story about a boy named Stony Cool premise, good characters, decent backstory, and a clear hurdle to clear.After that point Stony and this book turn for the worst I absolutely hated the things that occur to Stony, the things that he brought upon himself, and the direction that the plot took With less than 75 pages to [...]

  27. Emily says:
    Ahaha, I literally just got that the title was a pun Holy crap this was fun It s another entry in the humanized zombies subgenre, but it was so well seated in pop culture that it added a whole other layer of snappy fun The book is funny and irreverent, an alternative history where The Night of the Living Dead was a documentary and the zombies now live in safe houses dodging discovery and aided by sympathetic friends and family Absolutely enjoyable.

  28. Nicolas says:
    Apr s la premier pid mie zombie, une famille recueille un b b zombie qui va grandir avec eux, et devenir quelqu un de bien Je suis assez tonn par ce roman.D abord, parce qu il ne s agit pas tant d une histoire de zombie que d une histoire de famille Stony cherche, dans tout le roman, prot ger ses siens, et montre tout le temps l amour qu il a pour eux Du coup, forc ment, l angle roman de zombie terrifiant , n est plus vraiment l o s attend.Parce que c est aussi un roman, une m taphore, sur la di [...]

  29. Juan says:
    The dead stick moves in the wind, and believes it moves itself Si te digo que este es un libro de zombis, seguramente, lo primero que pensaras es vaya, otro m s sobre zombis Ya cansa tanto muerto viviente Paso de leerlo Es una reacci n normal, lo reconozco Es tanta la avalancha medi tica sobre este tema, que la mayor a de nosotros estamos ya bastante saturados Sin embargo, te dir que si esa es la raz n por la que no piensas leer este libro, te equivocas de cabo a rabo.Este no es un libro sobre m [...]

  30. Jeremy says:
    I read an article about this book and was intrigued because it sounded like a story similar to what I tried and failed to write during National Novel Writing Month in November, 2010 I really like Gregory s idea that brain eating zombies suffer from a horrible fever and then return to almost normal once it passes I also like the idea of Stony as a zombie messiah, a child born dead or LD , living dead , but so much of the book is quips and snark and references to Romero s documentaries The book st [...]

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