First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?
–Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
–Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
–Finally… reveal the book!
“The headline for Richard Boss Ribs would be Indian Man Killed In Dispute Outside Bar.”
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones
The creeping horror of Paul Tremblay meets Tommy Orange’s There There in a dark novel of revenge, cultural identity, and the cost of breaking from tradition in this latest novel from the Jordan Peele of horror literature, Stephen Graham Jones.
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.
I’ve just been given the access to the audiobook of this from NetGalley and I’m so excited to get started!
Have you read this?
See you in the next one…