The Only Good Indians (Compact Disc)
This is a supremely great book. SGJ has an utterly unique voice. In one sentence he can make you laugh out loud, but in the next sentence he can creep you the hell out. It’s an amazing accomplishment. He takes Native mythology and twists it just so- in so doing he has crafted a novel that paints a painful social picture of Native peoples. While at the same time, scaring the hell out of you. This revenge tale works so well, that even though we are aware of why revenge is being sought, we are also, humanly, scared for them and what horrible end they may come to. But be warned: when I said his voice is unique, I was serious: You have never read an author like him. For good reason, he is one of the most talked about horror writers going right now.— Kevin L
July 2020 Indie Next List
“I loved this book. Jones has a unique narrative voice, allowing ‘the entity’ to step in and take over unexpectedly, amping up the horror. Also, each character has a distinct voice that brings them to life. Jones combines the culture and traditions of the Blackfeet and Crow people with the social truths of their contemporary life. It is refreshingly different from any other horror novel I’ve read. This book is gruesome and honestly scary. I couldn’t put it down.”
— Kristine Jelstrom-Hamill, Buttonwood Books and Toys, Cohasset, MA
"One of 2020's buzziest horror novels." --Entertainment Weekly "More than I could have asked for in a novel."--Tommy Orange, Pulitzer Prize finalist author of There There "What Stephen Graham Jones does for me, is create new possibilities for Indigenous storymakers." --Terese Marie Mailhot, New York Times bestselling author "A masterpiece. " --Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and The Cabin at the End of the World 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.