Radio Bookclub: My Heart Is A Chainsaw

Stephen Graham Jones joined us at the Boulder Bookstore in September for a socially distanced, mask-wearing live event, to discuss his new novel My Heart is a Chainsaw, a slasher novel that tells the story of Jade, “an angry, half-Indian outcast with an abusive father, an absent mother, and an entire town that wants nothing to do with her. She lives in her own world, a world in which protection comes from an unusual source: horror movies…especially the ones where a masked killer seeks revenge on a world that wronged them. And Jade narrates the quirky history of Proofrock as if it is one of those movies. But when blood actually starts to spill into the waters of Indian Lake, she pulls us into her dizzying, encyclopedic mind of blood and masked murderers, and predicts exactly how the plot will unfold.”

This is the best-selling horror author’s third visit to the Radio Bookclub, he joined us last year to talk about his previous book The Only Good Indians, another slasher novel.

Listen to Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub where Stephen Graham Jones answers audience questions and talks more about the art of writing a slasher novel.


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The Radio Bookclub is a collaboration between KGNU and the Boulder Bookstore. Every month, Arsen Kashkashian, head buyer at the Boulder Bookstore, selects a book to inspire listeners to read along together. The author will then join us for a discussion that airs the fourth Thursday of every month at 9am.