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Mapping the Interior [PDF / Epub] ✓ Mapping the Interior ★ Stephen Graham Jones – Thomashillier.co.uk Walking through his own house at night, a twelve year old thinks he sees another person stepping through a doorway Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure remin Walking through his own house at night, a twelve year old thinks he sees Mapping the Kindle - another person stepping through a doorway Instead of the people who could be there, his mother or his brother, the figure reminds him of his long gone father, who died mysteriously before his family left the reservation When he follows it he discovers his house is bigger and deeper than he knew The house is the kind of wrong place where you can lose yourself and find things you d rather not have Over the course of a few nights, the boy tries to map out his house in an effort that puts his little brother in the worst danger, and puts him in the position to save them at terrible cost.


10 thoughts on “Mapping the Interior

  1. Edward Lorn Edward Lorn says:

    I am the son of a half Native America, half Irish father Dad had the Indian features and the jet black hair, the big Chief nose and the dark skin But I was born looking like my mother s side of the family towheaded, button nosed, Elmer s glue white with some blush mixed in and completely immune to tanning Because I looked like my mother and not my father, I didn t have the same life he did My upbringing was far less eventful than he of the eleven brothers and sisters My father and I had no I am the son of a half Native America, half Irish father Dad had the Indian features and the jet black hair, the big Chief nose and the dark skin But I was born looking like my mother s side of the family towheaded, button nosed, Elmer s glue white with some blush mixed in and completely immune to tanning Because I looked like my mother and not my father, I didn t have the same life he did My upbringing was far less eventful than he of the eleven brothers and sisters My father and I had nothing in common, and the only fond memory I have of him is driving out to the reservation to pick up his beer and smokes I also remember that it was the only place I ve ever visited where I felt automatically welcome My father s heritage paid for my education, but beyond that I ve left that side of me behind Because perception is rule, and unless I choose to walk around with my father s paperwork stapled to my shirt, I m nothingthan a white boy who s uncomfortable in his own skin I ll never know the struggles of growing up dark in a society that prefers lack of melanin over the excess of it.So maybe I m a little biased where this book is concerned But this book is special to me on several levels I ve read it twice in the past week and will likely read it again whenever I feel like thinking about Dad, which I must admit is not often It s a view into a world I only had a taste of in my youth, a place where I felt comfortable but did not belong If you re confused by that statement, imagine how I feel Sorry this isn t much of a review It s the best I can do at the moment


  2. Melanie Melanie says:

    This is a very haunting and atmospheric tale that I think many readers will interpret differently, and feel a vast range of emotions This is ownvoices for the Native representations, and this novella stars a young boy, living on a reservation with his family, who is seeing his dead father s ghost And his father s ghost is very different than the man our main characters remembers But this is a story about grief, and loss, and cycles of becoming our parents when sometimes we feel like we would This is a very haunting and atmospheric tale that I think many readers will interpret differently, and feel a vast range of emotions This is ownvoices for the Native representations, and this novella stars a young boy, living on a reservation with his family, who is seeing his dead father s ghost And his father s ghost is very different than the man our main characters remembers But this is a story about grief, and loss, and cycles of becoming our parents when sometimes we feel like we would do anything to not become them This is a story about identity and heritage and how those things can feel so close and so far away at the same time And this is just an unsettling tale about loss and the things we will do to cope with losing people we love I read this for the Backlist Readathon Youtube Instagram Twitter Blog Spotify TwitchContent and Trigger Warnings for loss of a loved one, grief depiction, self inflicted pain, seizures, animal violence, bullying, abuse, gore, and caution for emetophobia


  3. Char Char says:

    Mapping the Interior touched me in a way that s hard to define A young man, missing and thinking of the father who died before he could really be known, believes he saw his father coming through a doorway From there, we learnabout this young man, his family, Native American culture, and superstitions In a way, this could be interpreted as a ghost story In another interpretation it could be thought of a coming of age story with perhaps a little psychological horror on the side Howeve Mapping the Interior touched me in a way that s hard to define A young man, missing and thinking of the father who died before he could really be known, believes he saw his father coming through a doorway From there, we learnabout this young man, his family, Native American culture, and superstitions In a way, this could be interpreted as a ghost story In another interpretation it could be thought of a coming of age story with perhaps a little psychological horror on the side However it s interpreted, whatever genre it s labeled, the fact remains that it moves the reader It s a powerful piece of work I m not going to go further into the plot, because I think the reader should discover it for themselves I know that it brought me back to certain points in my childhood and how I felt about things, but I can t seem to adequately explain how it made me feel Mapping the Interior resonated deeply with me and I ll have to leave it at that I give it my highest recommendation You can order a copy here Mapping the Interior Thanks to Tor and to NetGalley for the e ARC of this novella, in exchange for my honest review This is it


  4. Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin says:

    3 stars


  5. Mel (Epic Reading) Mel (Epic Reading) says:

    You know when you read a book and you know that at least 50% of the symbolism, comparisons, philosophy and psychology went over your head That s what Mapping the Interior felt like to me I know there is obviously a lot of importance and density to this novella but ask me to explain it or pull out snippets and I struggle knowing I missed a lot of somethings I can t articulateThere are rules, I know Not knowing them doesn t mean they don t apply to you.This is a story of a Native American bo You know when you read a book and you know that at least 50% of the symbolism, comparisons, philosophy and psychology went over your head That s what Mapping the Interior felt like to me I know there is obviously a lot of importance and density to this novella but ask me to explain it or pull out snippets and I struggle knowing I missed a lot of somethings I can t articulateThere are rules, I know Not knowing them doesn t mean they don t apply to you.This is a story of a Native American boy whose mourning a lost father, coping with leaving the reserve, trying to protect his damaged little brother and be the man of the house for his mom It s a sad story and one I have heard variations of from other Natives in Canada many times Having attended a junior high school where we had reserve kids it was always obvious that us city kids as they called us had it pretty darn good Even those who didn t have it so good we re still better off in comparison So very sad and yet so truelike the same stupid person is trying life after life until he gets it right at last Mapping the Interior is about the cycle of shame, loss and how you are destined to be your fathers son whether you want to be or not And while, again, I m not sure I understood all the nuances of the book I m glad I read it If only for a reminder, in the year that Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation, that we built this nation on top of others existing culture and life Be it right or wrong at the time it happened, and given we can t change that, we should at least remember and reach a hand out to help break the cycle and provide opportunities for those children and adults who are stuck in a life of poverty and helplessness It s difficult to give literature like this a rating It almost feels inappropriate to rate it Like I can t put a value on something I can t entirely understand So I will give four stars because it s an important story told in this novella, but the deep metaphorical overlay of the story leaves me feeling inadequate and doesn t make its point in an easily accessible way To read this andof my reviews visit my blog at Epic Reading Please note I received an eARC of this book from the publisher via NetGalley This is an honest and unbiased review.


  6. Johann (jobis89) Johann (jobis89) says:

    In death, he had become what he never could in life And now he was back While walking through his house late one night, a fifteen year old boy thinks he sees his long dead father stepping through a doorway What follows is an exploration of this young boy, his family, and Native American culture.I didn t love this, nor did I hate it I guess I m just quite ambivalent about it This is a really short novella and quite easy to just race through in one sitting It did have a couple of unsettlin In death, he had become what he never could in life And now he was back While walking through his house late one night, a fifteen year old boy thinks he sees his long dead father stepping through a doorway What follows is an exploration of this young boy, his family, and Native American culture.I didn t love this, nor did I hate it I guess I m just quite ambivalent about it This is a really short novella and quite easy to just race through in one sitting It did have a couple of unsettling or tense moments, and I liked the idea behind it, but the actual writing itself put me off at times The sentences are quite choppy, which will sometimes work for me, but other times it will just irritate me this was one of those times.Mapping the Interior was a breath of fresh of air with regards to the Native American aspect, I ve never really read any books before that explore Native American culture or superstition so that was really interesting and unique It also felt quite raw and personal, with the protagonist and his brother, who is being bullied, coming across as particularly likeable I also enjoyed how the story just kept going down routes that I hadn t anticipated, although I feel like a lot of the meaning behind the story or the themes represented just went right over my head, perhaps I d have enjoyed itif I had picked up on those.Overall, this is a pretty original ghost story , if you can even categorise it as that I just wish I had understood itIt wouldn t put me off readingfrom Stephen Graham Jones though


  7. Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror says:

    I m going to attempt to write this review after just finishing this story but just know, it killed me I m dead.So I had a bookstagram post lined up today with some books that are nominated for the Shirley Jackson award 2017.Mapping the Interior is nominated for the novella award I was arranging the books for the photo when I decided that I wanted to read it before I posted it.I m so glad I did This is what I like to lovingly call a gut punch.SGJ pulls you into this 12 year old boy s head I m going to attempt to write this review after just finishing this story but just know, it killed me I m dead.So I had a bookstagram post lined up today with some books that are nominated for the Shirley Jackson award 2017.Mapping the Interior is nominated for the novella award I was arranging the books for the photo when I decided that I wanted to read it before I posted it.I m so glad I did This is what I like to lovingly call a gut punch.SGJ pulls you into this 12 year old boy s head space effortlessly Being an avid reader of the horror genre, my particular sweet spot is for stories narrated by young boys on the cusp of manhood There s just a layer of emotional investment for me being a mother of two boys one grown and one 12 years old right now.Junior is being raised by his mother, a widow, who lives outside of the Indian reservation to save her boys from drowning just read it to get that Junior s brother, Dino, has special needs.I mean, KILL ME NOW.I was already in tears by the time the story got rolling 20ish pages into this short novella.The world stopped at least twice while I was reading and I don t think I was breathing.Now that it s over and I m digesting everything I just read, I can still feel SGJ pulling on my heart strings and it HURTS.It hurts BAAAAD.I loved these 50 some odd pages as much as I love just about anything It s full of everything that makes me tick as a reader Symbolism, foreshadowing, suspense, tension, fear, concern and an emotional tidal wave that sucks you out to sea and spits you out.I m thankful for my little journey today, even though I m a little worse for wear And I m really thankful for the ending That redemption was hoped for.I hope this is our Shirley Jackson winner Fully deserved


  8. Michael Hicks Michael Hicks says:

    I know this one is getting a lot of love, but it just doesn t do much for me It s a short read, so I don t feel particularly cheated by the time spent with it, and although I found it pretty dull overall, I feel largely ambivalent about the work as a whole The biggest barrier between me and the story was the writing style The writing was just too choppy for my tastes, and the sentence constructions irked me How so Well, a lot of the sentences, it was written like this Our house, like I sa I know this one is getting a lot of love, but it just doesn t do much for me It s a short read, so I don t feel particularly cheated by the time spent with it, and although I found it pretty dull overall, I feel largely ambivalent about the work as a whole The biggest barrier between me and the story was the writing style The writing was just too choppy for my tastes, and the sentence constructions irked me How so Well, a lot of the sentences, it was written like this Our house, like I said, it was modular Anyway, the house we were renting, it was 1140 square feet The difference, it was that I wasn t asleep The reason I didn t, it was that I think I finally went into shock The reason she got a different lightbulb, it was that when she d turned it on There s a sentence like this on damn near every page, and frankly it irked the shit out of me This style of writing, it was something that got old for me fast.I did appreciate the focus on Native American myth and culture, though, and the ways in which it fueled this particular ghost story And while there were a couple really good scenes, their impact was dulled with unnecessary wordiness This might have worked better as a short story, but as a novella it feels too padded Note I received an advanced copy of this title from the publisher via NetGalley


  9. Sarah Sarah says:

    This is my first experience with Stephen Graham Jones, and I m really sort of sorry for it I wish I had started reading his work sooner Mapping the Interior is a story about a boy who is being haunted by the ghost of his father It s a quick story, and the plot really is that straightforward It can be read in just a couple hours.The prose is easy to read but also had a really strong sense of voice, which I loved It held a rhythm and cadence that felt unique to Jones This is a horror story, This is my first experience with Stephen Graham Jones, and I m really sort of sorry for it I wish I had started reading his work sooner Mapping the Interior is a story about a boy who is being haunted by the ghost of his father It s a quick story, and the plot really is that straightforward It can be read in just a couple hours.The prose is easy to read but also had a really strong sense of voice, which I loved It held a rhythm and cadence that felt unique to Jones This is a horror story, and it s a slow burn, at least as far as a novella can be slow At first, the ghost just seems like a benevolent spirit, watching over his sons, but after a dangerous encounter with the neighbor s dogs, we know that s not quite what s happening Content Warnings violence against animals The ending snuck up on me, and I wasn t at all prepared for it It s disturbing, not necessarily scary There are a couple flashes of horror between the beginning and the end, but it wasn t anything that felt so horrific I couldn t hand it off to a friend to read But then the ending came and I had to put the book down, and stop, and digest, and think about it, and think about it someMy initial reaction was that I didn t like the ending at all It was a little ambiguous It makes you think twice about our heroic protagonist It seems to renege on the initial conclusions we ve drawn.If you re wondering why I was raving about Jones all last week, it s because this book stuck with me long after I had set it down It may be with me for awhile yet I ve been putting off this review because I m still not 100% sure how I felt about it.If I had one critique, it s that Mapping the Interior often felt literary metaphorical and symbolic and allegorical But I was never quite able to grasp the meaning or the message behind it all


  10. Ashley Daviau Ashley Daviau says:

    While I did enjoy this short story, I must admit that I m sure that about 75% of the meaning behind it escaped me But despite not understanding all the nuances of it, I m still glad that I read it It was definitely creepy and gave me chills from head to toe in certain parts The author is excellent at drawing you in and making you feel the terror that the main character is feeling I also really enjoyed the fact that it was based on Native American culture and myth, it s something I ve very ra While I did enjoy this short story, I must admit that I m sure that about 75% of the meaning behind it escaped me But despite not understanding all the nuances of it, I m still glad that I read it It was definitely creepy and gave me chills from head to toe in certain parts The author is excellent at drawing you in and making you feel the terror that the main character is feeling I also really enjoyed the fact that it was based on Native American culture and myth, it s something I ve very rarely come across in other books and so this was a real treat in that aspect


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