I usually have a lot to say about a book, good or bad. I also usually know where to start a review. I want to say so much about The Only Good Indians, yet I feel that anything I try to say will be insufficient. But here it goes…..
I went into this one pretty blind on the storyline, and I’m glad I did. This is one of those books that you can’t really describe without giving away major plot points, something I try not to do in my reviews. But to sum this up as best as my limited vocabulary can, it’s a story that is realistic yet surreal; there are modern graphic horror bits and Native American mythological stories interwoven into one. It truly is a story of revenge and redemption, and maybe not in the ways you may think.
I loved this story. This is one to be savored and appreciated, and one I think you won’t be able to put down. This is also one that will haunt my dreams for some time to come…. my less than 5 stars is only due to my lack of knowledge when it comes to basketball which pulled the story down a bit for me.
A huge thank you to NetGalley for sending me an advanced e-copy for review.
And another huge thanks to Stephen Graham Jones for writing this!!