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Not since I was a 15 year old Pumpkinflowers reading Stephen King in an empty some have I had such a visceraleaction to a novel Well done Sir for edeeming my faith in the horror genre you scared the he ll put of me Great
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read a novel written by a Native American with nods to Wendigo lore Hope he writes like this though he has 20 other books to his name this is his breakthrough This novel is very far fetched and actually pretty boring I hate to give a bad Green Eyed Envy review but honestly I was glad to finish it Iead an interview with Stephen Graham Jones where he said I just figure I am Blackfeet so every story I tell s going to be Blackfeet Uncanny MagazineJulia RiosThis one simple statement is manifested in SGJ s body of work each book wildly different #from the last but distinctly identifiable as his #the last but distinctly identifiable as his because they bear his fingerprints uniue storytelling voice and personal contextOver the last few years I have been a fan of his short fiction Dirtmouth novellas Mapping the Interior novels Mongrels and experimental fiction The Last Final Girl I will gladly show up for anything he has to offerThe Only Good Indians begins with a swiftly paced narrative aptly balancing social commentary and The A-List Diet Fitness Plan real time drama Readers are drawn into the life of a Blackfeet Native American named Lewis It takes only a few sentences to fall in love with him He has an infectious personality when he s interacting with those around him but it s Lewis inner thought life thateveals his sense of humor and vibrancy. A USA TODAY BESTSELLER APublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year One of 2020s buzziest horror novels Entertainment Weekly A Most Anticipated Books of Summer selection in EsuireElle VultureTime AV Club Bustle and Literary Hub Gritty and gorgeous The New York Times Jones is one of the best writers working today The Amethyst Road regardless of genre and this gritty heartbreaking novel might just be his best yet NPR Joness latest horror novel sprints from start to finish The Washington Post A stark page turner Los Angeles Times More than I could have asked for in a novel Tommy Orange Pulitzer Prize finalist author of There There A masterpiece Paul Tremblay author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song A tale ofevenge cultural identity and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature Stephen Graham JonesSeamlessly 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 evenge these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent vengeful way. ,
I found so endearingThe narrative is two fold Lewis present day circumstances peppered With Flashbacks To An flashbacks to an hunting trip with his friends It becomes increasingly clear that whatever transpired during this hunting trip almost a decade ago has haunted Lewis all of his days Something bad happened thereAs Lewis goes through his day to day life an unsettling suspense begins to build surrounding Lewis past it s almost unbearable as Stephen Graham Jones expertly winds the tension tighter #and tighter and tighter until there is an unexpected break We #tighter and tighter until there is an unexpected break We learn Lewis secrets and once the eader sees the truth you can t unsee it It colors everything from that moment forwardThis is the magic of SGJ s storytelling everything comes at you from all sides A barrage of human experiences told through people who feel eal to you their feelings uncomfortably tangible Stephen Graham Jones expertly switches POVs head hops transitions the entire story into a new
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halfway through his darlings with unflinching decisiveness and basically is able to get away with everything authors are told to never do SGJ makes his own way by his ules And thank goodness for thatThis is a story that is shared so intimately it s hard to separate and let go of the connection that is formed when it s over I almost feel possessive of it this book is mine Nobody will engage with it the way I didI wonder if other When I Grow Up, I'm Going to Play for the Nebraska Cornhuskers readers will experience that same feeling of ownership over this story There is something so dev. A USA TODAY BESTSELLER APublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year One of 2020s buzziest horror novels Entertainment Weekly A Most Anticipated Books of Summer selection in EsuireElle VultureTime AV Club Bustle and Literary Hub Gritty and gorgeous The New York Times Jones is one of the best writers working todayegardless of genre and this gritty heartbreaking novel might just be his best yet NPR Joness latest horror novel sprints from start to finish The Washington Post A stark page turner Los Angeles Times More than I could have asked for in a novel Tommy Orange Pulitzer Prize finalist author of There There A masterpiece Paul Tremblay author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song A tale of evenge cultural identity and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature Stephen Graham JonesSeamlessly 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 evenge these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent vengeful way.
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Astatingly heartbreaking as a eader to feel a kinship to a protagonist and his story but at the same time know that the stakes are too high the hunter has become the
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I wanted jump through the pages and protect Lewis from what I was sure was coming for himI loved the time I invested in this story There were some major payoffs the ending is spectacular This will likely be the book that catapults SGJ s name on the lips #of all eaders not just die hard horror junkies who already #all eaders not just die hard horror junkies who already and love his work HE LL BE EVERYONE S NEW FAVORITE AND IT ll be everyone s new favorite and it well deserved This is the new benchmark for slasherrevenge stories SGJ just flipped the script and staked a new claim A gold standard for the genre What a con game we have fallen for I don t know how they do it but so called writers like Brett Easton Ellis Donna Tartt and now Stephen Graham Jones have all got us fooled into thinking that their books are somehow worth Will Gallows and the Snake-Bellied Troll reading I know no one evereads these eviews but just in case you do save your thirty dollars and some of your time and leave this book on the shelf A native American keeps seeing ghostly images of an elk that he and three others killed when they were young boys A dumb idea to begin wth which gets worse the I ead The writing is at times nonsenical at one point the author Snuggle Up, Little One: A Treasury of Bedtime Stories refers to the Gatling gun of history What is that supposed to mean At another point one of the main characters hallunicates seeing his wife with the head of an elk This is where I uiteading the boo. A USA TODAY BESTSELLER APublishers Weekly Best Book of the Year One of 2020s buzziest horror novels Entertainment Weekly A Most Anticipated Books of Summer selection in EsuireElle VultureTime AV Club Bustle and Literary Hub Gritty and gorgeous The New York Times Jones is one of the best writers working today Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen regardless of genre and this gritty heartbreaking novel might just be his best yet NPR Joness latest horror novel sprints from start to finish The Washington Post A stark page turner Los Angeles Times More than I could have asked for in a novel Tommy Orange Pulitzer Prize finalist author of There There A masterpiece Paul Tremblay author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song A tale ofevenge cultural identity and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature Stephen Graham JonesSeamlessly 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 The Jive Talker revenge these childhood friends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent vengeful way.