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The Only Good Indians

The Only Good Indians


The Only Good Indians

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4/5 (410 valoraciones)
Longitud:
8 horas
Publicado:
Jul 14, 2020
ISBN:
9781797105550
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Scary good…

Stephen Graham Jones’ horror novel, one of the buzziest books of 2020, is “scary good” according to author Tommy Orange, who says: “[‘The Only Good Indians’] is full of humor and bone chilling images. It’s got love and revenge, blood and basketball. … It also both reveals and subverts ideas about contemporary Native life and identity.” Years after four young friends go hunting on forbidden land, an eerie supernatural being stalks them, hellbent on vengeance in this gory thriller.

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

From USA TODAY bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a "masterpiece" (Locus Magazine) of a novel about revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition. Labeled "one of 2020's buzziest horror novels" (Entertainment Weekly), this is a remarkable horror story that "will give you nightmares-the good kind of course" (BuzzFeed).

From New York Times bestselling author Stephen Graham Jones comes a novel that is equal parts psychological horror and cutting social commentary on identity politics and the American Indian experience. Fans of Jordan Peele and Tommy Orange will love this story as it follows the lives of four American Indian men and their families, all haunted by a disturbing, deadly event that took place in their youth. Years later, they find themselves tracked by an entity bent on revenge, totally helpless as the culture and traditions they left behind catch up to them in a violent, vengeful way.
Publicado:
Jul 14, 2020
ISBN:
9781797105550
Formato:
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Sobre el autor

Stephen Graham Jones is the author of fifteen novels and six story collections. He has received numerous awards, including the NEA Literature Fellowship in fiction, the Texas Institute of Letters Jesse H. Jones Award for Best Work of Fiction, the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction, and the This Is Horror Award, as well as making Bloody Disgusting’s Top Ten Horror Novels of the Year. Stephen was raised in West Texas. He now lives in Boulder, Colorado, with his wife and children.


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  • (5/5)
    One of the most original, terrifying and profound horror novels I've ever read. The audiobook is stunning.
  • (5/5)
    Stephen Graham Jones, thanks for this tasty morsel o' horror!
  • (5/5)
    Beautifully heavy, sad, revenge shown at it's universal finest, but also forgiveness. Understanding and love of all things that God has made. The truest scope of how our actions ripple through the cosmos and reverberate throughout time. First time listener of Stephen Graham Jones's work, and Shaun Taylor-Corbett's narration...clearly a match made in literary heaven.
  • (2/5)
    Not sure what the hype is about this book but halfway through I had to put it down. I was so bored the TV was calling me. Not sure where the humor was, nothing seemed funny ha ha at all. The absence of excitment and suspense was keeping me from focusing on the narrative. Character development seem minor in a very stagnant story line. The author could have woke this whole story up with the application of more descriptivness of what the main character was seeing and feeling. It doesn't help the narrator was so monotoned he was putting me to sleep. Hours into the read, I felt I was still in the same place with no movement except the death to 2 women and a dog.
    I appreciate natative American Indians and their culture, their spiritualism, mysticism and beliefs, is what what makes them so intriguing.
    Maybe I should have kept reading but I just couldn't get there. I was disappointed considering all the hype.
  • (5/5)
    Went in blind to listen to this book and was not disappointed. It’s a Blackfoot legend told almost like a campfire story written by a Blackfoot writer. Another reviewer applauded the level of research and respect that went into this story and they’re right. I’m glad I listened to the audio version - having the narrator read the dialog in the correct cadence helped me better understand it, and when the sections that talked basketball came up I could still hang onto the story (not a basketball or sports person so reading it on paper would have been harder for me to connect to). I am a horror fan, and I particularly liked how different and unique this story was. Really felt like I was hearing an old legend told to me by an elder. Overall super impressed! I will be seeking out more books by Stephen Graham Jones for sure.
  • (4/5)
    4.5
    What an amazing book. The way Steven Graham Jones weaves this narrative is beautiful. The pacing was perfect for the story being told and kept me on the edge of my seat every moment.
  • (2/5)
    Definitely a “bro” book. Couldn’t finish. Started out great and then turned in to an obsession with killing animals. Either actually killing animals or talking about killing animals. The girlfriend is supposed to be a vegetarian for ethical concerns, but allows her dog to be chained? And then it hangs itself with the chain...no mention how she felt. Aye, no way, bro!
  • (5/5)
    What an amazing book! The narration was great and really helped me get into the story more
  • (5/5)
    I’m not a fan of horror novels, nor was this one. However you class it though I thoroughly enjoyed it. And the reading. It was spot on strange but riveting.
  • (4/5)
    It’s all about respect.

    The only good Indians is another book that surprised me. The great thing about being part of the book community and the book group I am trying books I wouldn’t always pick up. This book was a good surprise for me. We follow these four males who made a bad decision and ten years later it came back to haunt them.
    I really enjoyed how we got to see each character experience and speak on what they felt, and see their story unfold. Author Stephen Graham Jones made me feel like I was sitting around a campfire or even the lodge they speak about, learning and hearing a story like they spoke of the elders doing.
    It was a true horror story in its own special way, and it seemed so realistic. I appreciate the author for being good and speaking on the culture, you can tell there was a lot of thought into it, and respect too.
    It did a have a little bit of a slow start for me, but if you stick it out for a good 50-60 pages it is totally worth it.
    I also listened to a chunk of it on audio and very much enjoyed it.
    I definitely want to look more into the authors work, and give this a ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5/⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
  • (4/5)
    The ending was good, it kind of came out of nowhere, but nonetheless I liked it
  • (5/5)

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

    Such a powerful, hanuting story with a beautifully fleshed out cultural background and sharp social commentary. A gore slasher at its best, and with such complex characters! Loved it!

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

  • (5/5)

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

    It was so good. So funny and so spooky and scary. I really loved it.

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

  • (3/5)

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

    I was very disappointed with this book which started off great but somewhere along the line drifted off into disjointed and utterly boring. I was so antsy towards the end I couldn’t wait for it to be over!
    This book is labeled “horror” by professional reviewers and even by the author himself, but I certainly didn’t get that. What I did come away with is a clearer understanding of the very sad plight of our Native Americans many of whom live in abject poverty, are criminally marginalized by society as a whole and, even more tragic, seemed to have lost most of their connection to their original native culture. So sad.
    I do want to mention that the narrator was very, very good and I most definitely did enjoy listening to him. I am only sorry that the story was unable to do his talent justice....☹️

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

  • (5/5)

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

    The rare horror book that’s also beautiful, wouldn’t change a thing.

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

  • (5/5)

    Esto les resultó útil a 3 personas

    Fantastic novel read by a fantastic narrator.
    Do not sleep on this one. SGJ is a master.

    Esto les resultó útil a 3 personas

  • (1/5)

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

    Was so excited about this book but feeling like the narrator needs to slow down.

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

  • (5/5)

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

    This book took me back to my early ranch life and getting moccasins tanned by deer brains. I love this book.

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

  • (5/5)

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

    The story was emotionally gripping. I didn't want to put down my audiobook.

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

  • (5/5)

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

    Really made me understand the current state of the American Indian.

    Esto les resultó útil a 2 personas

  • (4/5)

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

    This book was different. It was”out there”. I’m not quite sure Indians would want to be portrayed i such a way, but it is a very good story. It keeps you reading to the very end

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

  • (5/5)

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

    The Only Good Indians is as haunting as it is thrilling, terrifying as it is gripping. There wasn't a moment, even in the small gifts of breathing room, that wasn't filled with tension or a sense of dread. Whether it's the growing paranoia that Lewis faces right up to the climax of his inevitable downfall, or the push and pull between Gabe and Cassidy that feels just as heart-clenchingly unavoidable, this book made me want to bite my nails, pace my room, and have a smoke all at once just to alleviate some of the impending doom that I felt.

    Some highlights:
    -Stephen Graham Jones' descriptions are, in a word, phenomenal. Particularly in places where tension is high, he doesn't tell you how you're supposed to feel; simply reading worms it into you until you're at the edge of your seat (or in my case, my couch) feeling as the characters feel.
    -Interesting characters with unique voices. I think Lewis was my favorite, and his section of this book was easily my favorite as well. I think I related a lot to his situation as someone who used to feel pulled between two cultures and his spiral into paranoia because of his circumstances was *chef's kiss.*
    -Stephen Graham Jones is a good enough writer that I, a person with negative interest in basketball, could be kept interested and invested in sections of this book where basketball was an important part for characters or plot development.

    Overall, I'm sold on anything else Jones writes.

    Esto le resultó útil a 1 persona

  • (4/5)
    I started out being very excited by this book . I loved the dialogue and I was totally intrigued by the vision of the young elk. I had to stop reading because the violence was so horrific and so graphic and cut so deep, sadly it was too much for me. I know others used to horror will see it through to the end and feel richly rewarded. I skipped through to the end of the book and was happy to meet the author there. He seemed a lot like his characters, - confident, authentic , presenting a unique indigenous voice, a mind full of images moving at top speed, making strange and effortless connections. i'll keep checking in.