“The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones is a roller-coaster of a read. A thrilling tale of justice, love, and suspense, Jones proves that he is one to watch in the thriller-horror field. Following multiple narrators bound together by choice, blood, and revenge, “The Only Good Indians” will prove to challenge your perception as the past slowly reveals itself and takes shape (at times literally), and make your heart race as you watch the world slowly crumble around the character’s perspectives. A great novel with feet solidly in both indigenous people’s lifestyle and culture, this novel truly proves itself with both relevancy, message, and imagery.
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.
The creeping horror of Paul Tremblay meets Tommy Orange’s There, There in a dark novel of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition, written by the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones.