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Pt and staked a new claim A gold standard or the genre Great to read a horror 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 No spoilers 2 starsDisclaimer Nobody gave me a reebie copy of this NOVEL IN EXCHANGE FOR MY REVIEW I DO NOT in exchange or my review I do not the author personally nor his publisher so I paid Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda full priceor this preordered novel with my hard earned cash and my review is my honest opinionFirst the synopsis Four young Blackfeet men decide to go poaching a herd of elk on their elders land parcelUnder cover of night by moonlight they randomly shoot into a herd of grazing elk one of the animals slaughtered is a young elk cow trying to protect its unborn calfIt takes 3 bullets to kill the emale elk all the while she is staring at her killer she is thinking You hide in the herd You wait And you never orgetTen years later the dead pregnant elk returns as Po noka in Blackfeet it means elk she is Elk Head Woman a woman with an elk s head and her spirit is a kind of shape shifter so she can possess different women and she will in order to get revenge against the Indians who killed her and her calfI looked so Infestation forward to reading this novel as I like a good Indian story like SCARLET PLUME by Fredrick Manfred and SACAJAWEA by Anna WaldoTheirst 25% of the story was incomprehensible to me due to the author s style In addition Indian slang motorcycle slang and basketball slang and terminology are used throughout If My Love Were a Fire Truck: A Daddy's Love Song further confusing readers as to what is going on The last 20% was better but too little too lateI really can t recommend this novel to anyone and I don t think I ll be preordering anything else that hasn t been reviewed What a con game we haveallen Write It When I'm Gone: Remarkable Off-The-Record Conversations with Gerald R. Ford 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 usooled into thinking that their books are somehow worth reading I know no one ever reads these reviews 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 read The writing is at times nonsenical at one point the author 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 uit reading 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 regardless of genre "and this gritty heartbreaking novel might just be his best yet NPR Joness latest horror novel sprints rom "this gritty heartbreaking novel might just be his best yet NPR Joness latest horror novel sprints rom to inish The Washington Post A stark page turner Los Angeles Times More than I could have asked or in a novel Tommy Orange Pulitzer Prize A coerência textual finalist author of There There A masterpiece Paul Tremblay author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song A tale of revenge cultural identity and the cost of breakingrom tradition in this latest novel rom the Jordan Peele of horror literature Stephen Graham JonesSeamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary The Only Good Indians ollows Dogs Behaving Badly four American Indian men after a disturbing eventrom their youth puts them in a desperate struggle First Year Teacher: Wit and Wisdom from Teachers Who'€ve Been There for their lives Tracked by an entity bent on revenge these childhoodriends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent vengeful way. Nly Good Indians begins with a swiftly paced narrative aptly balancing social commentary and real time drama Readers are drawn into the life of a Blackfeet Native American named Lewis It takes "ONLY A FEW SENTENCES TO FALL "a Revenge of the Land: A Century of Greed, Tragedy, and Murder on a Saskatchewan Farm few sentences toall love with him He has an infectious personality when he s interacting with those around him but it s Lewis inner thought life that reveals his sense of humor and vibrancy I April 16th: Virginia Tech Remembers found so endearingThe narrative is twoold Lewis present day circumstances peppered with lashbacks to an elk hunting trip with his riends 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 Mindful Living with Aspergers Syndrome finally learn Lewis secrets and once the reader sees the truth you can t unsee it It colors everythingrom that moment orwardThis is the magic of SGJ s storytelling everything comes at you rom all sides A barrage of human experiences told through people who The Habitat Guide to Birding feel real to you theireelings uncomfortably tangible Stephen "Graham Jones expertly switches POVs head hops transitions the entire story into a new one "Jones expertly switches POVs head hops transitions the entire story into a new one through kills 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 rules And thank goodness Space Kid for thatThis is a story that is shared so intimately it s hard to separate and let go of the connection that isormed when it s over I almost Circumstantial Evidence: Death, Life, and Justice in a Southern Town feel possessive of it this book is mine Nobody will engage with it the way I didI wonder if other readers will experience that sameeeling of ownership over this story There is something so devastatingly heartbreaking as a reader to eel 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 prey I wanted to jump through the pages and protect Lewis rom what I was sure was coming or himI loved the time I invested in this story There were
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major payoffs the ending spectacular This will likely be the book that catapults SGJ s name on the lips of all readers not just die hard horror junkies who already know and love his work He ll be everyone s new avorite and it is well deserved This is the new benchmark Down We Go: Living Into the Wild Ways of Jesus for slasherrevenge stories SGJ justlipped the scri. 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Really liked this a story of a group ofriends and a landscape haunted by a collective past atmospheric bloody and memorable This novel is very Owls: Birds of the Night faretched and actually pretty boring I hate to give a bad review but honestly I was glad to inish it From the horror books I have read over the years I believe that it is difficult to put into words whatever is needed to scare a reader Words are not as effective as images is why movies can make us jump "And It Takes Special "it takes a special to engage that visceral ear and bring it out of hidingIt was the combination of words that Bon Bon Voyage first aroused my interest Author Stephen Graham Jones wrote The Only Good Indians in a semi rambling deeprom the heart mode and one can eel a cultural aspect seep through the pages and help mold the story This is a tale of our riends who were introduced to their culture but never uite understood it never embraced it never believed in its power until it took hold of them in all its ury and proceeded to teach an unforgettable lessonBe orewarned When you reach the inal 20% of this book it will be impossible to stop reading The author begins with a mute A Look Over My Shoulder: A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency fear thateeling that creeps up your back when you know you shouldn t walk in that old house or that dark basement but you tell yourself everything is okay and do it anyway That ear builds into a pulse pounding horror that drives a reader all the way to the inal wordsThis story was my introduction to Stephen horror that drives a reader all the way to the Ravishing Ruby final wordsThis story was my introduction to Stephen Jones and the power of the tale already has me looking to see which one of his previous books I want to read next Highly recommended Five stars Not since I was a 15 year old reading Stephen King in an empty some have I had such a visceral reaction to a novel Well done Siror redeeming my aith in the horror genre you scared the he ll put of me Relentless brutal clever A supernatural slasher SGJ might be the best living writer in terms of output uality and consistency I read an interview with Stephen Graham Jones where he said I just igure 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 Days of Infamy: Military Blunders Of The 20th Century from the last but distinctly identifiable as his own because they bear hisingerprints uniue storytelling voice and personal contextOver the last Old Yeller few years I have been aan of his short Flying by the Seat of My Pants: Flight Attendant Adventures on a Wing and a Prayer fiction Dirtmouth novellas Mapping the Interior novels Mongrels and experimentaliction The Last Final Girl I will gladly show up Lincoln: An Illustrated Biography for anything he has to offerThe 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 regardless of genre and this gritty heartbreaking novel might just be his best yet NPR Joness latest horror novel sprintsrom start to On Being Human: Reflections on Life and Living finish The Washington Post A stark page turner Los Angeles Times More than I could have askedor in a novel Tommy Orange Pulitzer Prize Frommers Irreverent Guide to Walt Disney World finalist author of There There A masterpiece Paul Tremblay author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Survivor Song A tale of revenge cultural identity and the cost of breakingrom tradition in this latest novel rom the Jordan Peele of horror literature Stephen Graham JonesSeamlessly blending classic horror and a dramatic narrative with sharp social commentary The Only Good Indians ollows our American Indian men after a disturbing event rom their youth puts them in a desperate struggle Who's There on Halloween? for their lives Tracked by an entity bent on revenge these childhoodriends are helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent vengeful way.

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