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ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT INDIAN by Stephen Graham Jones

ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT INDIAN

★★★★ and a half

What can I say? Surely, with that cover, this must be a pulp adventure story?

In a way it is. But it’s a lot more than that. It slyly works in social commentary on a number of different levels. It’s done deftly, tongue in cheek, and I loved it.

My only complaint is it was too short!

At this point, I’ll read whatever Stephen Graham Jones writes, and you should too!

*I bought this Kindle short story with my hard earned .99.*

ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT INDIAN Book Cover ATTACK OF THE 50 FOOT INDIAN
Stephen Graham Jones
Saga Press
April 13, 2020
eBook
48

Sharp, searing, with a masterful use of language, Attack of the 50 Foot Indian is a brilliant satire of the portrayal of American Indians from breakout author Stephen Graham Jones.

A Tale of Two Moons.

Every government of every nation debates what to do when a fifty-foot tall man, dressed in a loincloth and dripping from the sea, appears off the Siberian coast. As the American people puzzle over how he came to be and what to do next, the news outlets start calling the titan “Two Moons,” social media abducts him into the memesphere, and the military, well, they have their own action-plan for dealing with threats to what they mistakenly consider their homeland.

With unapologetic honesty and wit, Stephen Graham Jones cuts to the bone of the stereotypes used for American Indians, showcasing his talent as a humorist and as one of our great American writers in this short story.

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