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 Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones came out earlier this year and it really caught my interest even though I don’t read a ton of horror novels these days. Tammy @ Book, Bones, and Buffy has a fantastic review for it if you’re thinking about checking this book out, take a look to see her thoughts on it, she quite liked this one! Hopefully I’ll get to this one sometime in the near future because it sounds like an amazing read.
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I’m definitely intrigued by the plot and also something about the cover and title that really attracts me, but it also sounds pretty terrifying 😂 So I’m undecided. Looking forward to hearing what you think of it though. Hope you enjoy it!
It does sound scary! I hope I can get to it soon.
I did start this one but don’t think I was in the right mindset so I put it down. It feels like the darker nights might be the perfect time for this.
It might be good for later in the fall, hope you get into it if you try it again.
Thanks for linking my review, Lisa! I know this book isn’t for everyone, but its definitely worth trying😁
You’re welcome! I do want to check it out at some point. 😀
I ended up really enjoying The Only Good Indians. The style is really odd and takes some getting used to, but if you just lean into it without trying to work everything out straight away it’s very rewarding and quite an impressive book. Also creepy af 😱
Oh that’s good to know. Glad that you enjoyed it! I do enjoy a good creepy book now and then.
Great rec! I had mixed feelings about this one, mostly didn’t find it as creepy or scary, but it is fantastically well written!
Oh well that might be better for me then because I’m kind of a scardy cat sometimes LOL
i’ve been intrigued by this book for a while but hesitant to pick it up, based off of some reviews i’ve seen! but i might give it a try now after reading that review!
Yeah it seems it’s gotten some mixed reactions, but I do want to check it out!
It does sound great and is one I’d like to try too.
So many stuff on the TBR.
I can empathize with that LOL
I don’t read horror – I’ve only read two books and one of them was a graphic novel – but I’ve been hearing about this one a lot lately and I love the cover too, so it just makes me want to check it out lol.
Yeah, I don’t read a ton of horror either but this one just seems so intriguing to me! I guess I’m also vulnerable to hype haha. 🙂
Don’t mind me commenting on a 3 months old post; I’m finally going through my OneTab saved posts. I really enjoyed this book when I read it last year, I hope you do when you read it!
LOL, no worries, Kal! Hope you’re doing well. I’m hoping I can squeeze this one in during 2021. There’s just so many good books out there. 🙂