The Only Good Indians
Four American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk ...more
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Writing up my review for Cemetery Dance but mark my words: It's this book by SGJ that is going to be made into a movie (I'm already calling it) This is the kind of horror people want right now. The characters are memorable, interesting, flawed, funny--REAL.
This horror has something to say.
A modern revenge story with biting social commentary that eats away at your soul. My heart and my mind ached after I finished.
Thank you to Gallery Books for providing me with an ARC. I love the sounds of this -- y'all know, I am always down for a strong revenge plot!
Early reviews for this are so encouraging and I can't wait to pick it up!!! Happy day!!!
Stephen Graham Jones has done it once again; he wrote a terrifying book that had me biting my nails and quickly turning pages. I can safely say that he is my all-time favorite horror author and this is one of his best.
This is a story about a vengeful elk. A group of friends shot at a herd of elk, causing a pregnant elk to die. She came back to seek revenge on them and their children, including their beloved dogs.
The violence is well written; gory but not excessive. The scenes described ...more
Ten years later, they will learn the price is much higher than that. And they won't be the only ones to pay it.
For prey has become the hunter. Maternal instinct fuels unrelenting vengeance as a nature spirit rises from a killing field to balance the scales.
A brilliant, literary Native American horror novel that is incredibly ...more
Peter Straub’s Ghost Story meets Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies in this American Indian horror story of revenge on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation.
Four American Indian men from the Blackfeet Nation, who were childhood friends, find themselves in a desperate struggle for their lives, against an entity that wants to exact revenge upon them for what they did during an elk hunt ten years earlier by killing them, their families, and friends.
Thanks to the publisher and author ...more
It might be my favorite question, honestly.
And now to go along with that question, I have the perfect book to put in their hands.
Horror is what’s scary, sure. It’s whatever we try to lock away in some dusty and dimly lit corner of our minds, ...more
The Only Good Indians is the new realistic horror we need right now. An #ownvoices story of American Indian men in the Blackfeet tribe who made a choice ten years ago during an elk hunt gone wrong that comes back to haunt them.
The characters are real, the gore is visceral and the end had me ...more
Native American storytelling is woven into the story of four friends who really mess up and have to face the consequences. And those consequences are harsh, terrifying and unforgiving. There is gore and A+ level horror shock factors. I could never guess what would happen next.
The writing is absolutely masterful and suspenseful.
The Only Good Indians didn’t pull any punches, and it shows. Out in May 2020! ...more
Mr. Jones wrote the characters so deeply fleshed which made for a really affecting reading experience; Fear, guilt, sadness, compassion, pity, anxiety, heart-break … There were a few times that I needed ...more
I'd seen some of my favorite reviewers raving about this book on Twitter, so when I decided to try Netgalley, I was excited to see this was available.
The Only Good Indians is a revenge story, but it is so much more than that.
This story reads like an oral tradition. It is conversational and tangential, weaving in non-linear arcs and stumbling over memories. Jumping from character to character, but always in the same ...more
I'm pretty damn happy I won this ARC. Look at the spoopy, badass packaging!
While it didn't scare me (hence the four and a half versus the full five stars), it certainly had creepy moments. I appreciated the cultural exposure, from stories to language, the most. This novel has likable and unlikable characters alike, is told in a unique manner, and was all around a fun read. I ...more
This is a revenge story unlike any I've ever read. The emotions are powerful, the characters are electric, and we ultimately have two intensely powerful female characters to rally behind. The monster is humanized, engaging, and sympathetic. The larger discussion beyond the horror elements is one of racism, systemic oppression, the overwhelming cycle of poverty and addiction, and the continuous ...more
At first I had a hard time with the flow of this novel. First of all, a lot of the story isn't explained, only hinted at for the first quarter, so even though I had an idea of what had happened to four ...more
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones started a little rocky. Many characters were introduced all at the same time, which made the story convoluted and confusing until I was able to figure out who everybody was and their relationships with one another.
A plot twist occurred about 30% into the book and changed my entire perspective on the story. This first plot twist got me, but the others were ...more