Sunday, November 12, 2023

Seven top horror novels about mysticism

Samsun Knight is a novelist and graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. The Diver is his first book from the University of Iowa Press.

Separately, he is also an assistant professor in the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.

At Electric Lit Knight tagged "seven horror books that I love where the characters use occult rituals and older modes of knowing to explore the dark underbelly of our society today." One title on the list:
The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

I’m probably not the first person to recommend this gripping horror novel from Stephen Graham Jones to you, and I probably won’t be the last. But the people are right: this thriller about the ghost of violated traditions coming back to haunt the modern world is everything it’s made out to be, ripping through the facade of history to show the still-bleeding wounds of intergenerational trauma. In this book, the past isn’t dead, and it isn’t even past—and it’s murderously angry, too.
Read about another entry on the list.

The Only Good Indians is among B.R. Myers's ten quietly effective suspense novels and Gus Moreno's top ten groundbreaking horror novels.

--Marshal Zeringue