(Native) American Horror Story

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Start the Halloween season early (or if you’re like me, it never stops…ever) with these twisted tales from critically-acclaimed horror writer, Stephen Graham Jones.

A few things lead to this post:

1. This summer’s sleeper hit “Reservation Dogs” on Hulu—go watch it now, I’ll wait.

2. My fondness for the horror genre, be it film, book, or podcast.

3. The August 31st release of “My Heart Is a Chainsaw” by my favorite horror writer, Stephen Graham Jones.

Jones’ terrifying, satirical style blends physical and psychological scares. and incorporates elements of his own Indigenous (Blackfeet) upbringing.

There’s a father-son hunting trip crashed by skin-walkers.  The time the devil shows up to an AA meeting. Or when a vampire menaces an amateur tattoo artist for a free tat.

In another book, four men are stalked by the vengeful ghost of an elk they illegally killed as teenagers—like an ungulate Christine. And in his most recent novella, a mannequin comes to life in a small Texas town and murders soon follow…

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The Only Good Indians

This story follows the lives of four American Indian men and their families, all haunted by a disturbing, deadly event that took place in their youth. You can also check out this title as eBook on OverDrive/Libby.