Book Review: “The Only Good Indians” by Stephen Graham Jones

Stephen Graham Jones has been making a name for himself among horror fans for some time now, but his latest book sees him poised to break out with a more mainstream audience. It’s a tale of 4 American Indian friends who find themselves fighting to break free from the aftermath of a night of hunting during their youth. It’s hard to explain more than that without giving too much away, and this is the sort of story that is best enjoyed without knowing too much information beforehand. While they were best friends in their younger days, they had (mostly) drifted apart as adults, and it’s interesting to see how they all deal with their tribal heritage. The Native American perspective is still underrepresented in popular literature, so it is refreshing to get more of it, especially when it is this well-written. The other major theme revolves around how the actions of our past can follow us and will be far more universally relatable. As will the many tense and frightening moments throughout. Jones knows how to scare a reader, while also making them think. The structure of the story is unique, and slightly upsets its momentum, but this is a great read full of mystery, magic, tears, and chills. ★★★★ – Sean Farrell

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★★★★★ = Excellent | ★★★★ = Very Good | ★★★ = Good | ★★ = Fair | ★ = Poor

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