Title: The Only Good Indians
Author: Stephen Graham Jones
Publisher: Gallery Books
Release Date: July 14, 2020
Book Source: NetGalley
“A tale of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones.
Seamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary, The Only Good Indians follows four American Indian men after a disturbing event from their youth puts them in a desperate struggle for their lives. Tracked by an entity bent on revenge, these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.” – Amazon
You can read The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones and enjoy it as a supernatural suspense or as a horror novel if you don’t read/watch a lot of horror or have a low tolerance for it. Or you can dig deeper and be amazed by the cyclical nature that Stephen Graham Jones incorporates into the story in regards to violence, a person’s heritage, and the destruction of animals in nature.
I read and watch a lot of horror so I wasn’t as disturbed by the gore as others. Although violence to animals is always hard for me to read/watch, so in that regard, it did make this book difficult to read at times, but I can see how it was necessary and an integral part of the story.
I was pleasantly surprised how this book has stuck with me. I find myself doing or seeing something and I’ll remember a part of the book. To me that’s what makes a novel so good, when you’re still thinking about it days later.
The Only Good Indians is a novel I will highly recommend to anyone looking to read something original and thought provoking or paranormal suspense/thrillers.
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