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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven - Community Reviews back

by Sherman Alexie
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AmySea
AmySea rated it 4 years ago
It really isn't fair of me to rate or review this book, because it is very clearly not written for me. It's like asking your 100 year old grandmother to review a Metallica concert. Like asking your six year old to review sashimi. Like asking your husband to rate the pain of childbirth. Like aski...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I feel mixed about this book, which is a collection of 22 connected short stories, some in first and some in third person. The book was on a list of recommended literary fiction. Picking it up, I realized that though I've read many a book by African Americans, several assigned in school, I couldn't ...
travelin
travelin rated it 5 years ago
The other members of the library book club were quite white with prim, stiff-lipped disapproval because of Alexie's portrayal of whites in the book, but stereotypes are possibly what made the odd assortment of characters believable.
more focus, miss mori
more focus, miss mori rated it 6 years ago
Plot? What plot?But actually, these stories were poetic/depressing/dark/scary/quintessentially Sherman Alexie.They're also kind of the definition of post-modernism..! I'm so glad I learn stuff in English class.
SJane
SJane rated it 7 years ago
I thought the introduction to this was charming but the stories were just so-so. The "likeable loser" is a familiar protagonist in fiction that needs something more to sell well, and I didn't think being a Native American was in itself enough to do that.
spocksbro
spocksbro rated it 8 years ago
A tepid 3 stars for this collection. A friend at work is an Alexie fan, and when I came across this book for 50 cents at the library, I picked it up. None of the stories were bad, some were quite good, but I never connected with any of them emotionally, and too many felt self-consciously contrived.T...
The Book Lantern
The Book Lantern rated it 8 years ago
Love love love Sherman Alexie and the way he tells stories about the power of words. Great mix of black comedy and heart-wrenching, but never cloying, social commentary. Highly recommend his work if you've never read it before.
Nola
Nola rated it 8 years ago
I loved the movie Smoke Signals and I enjoyed these stories.
PhilJames
PhilJames rated it 10 years ago
I've read Sherman Alexie before, but this is going back in his writing history. It shows; the stories are more raw, which can be a good thing but also leaves plenty undone.The pain of poverty and oppression of life on a reservation is more evident and his dry humour less so. Still, it's not one to m...
1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it 13 years ago
This book was assigned to all Freshmen to be read the summer before Freshman year and to be discussed in Freshman seminars--we called it First Year Seminars, FYSEM for short.It's been eight years since I last picked it up. All I remember is that I enjoyed the aloof writing and the youthful narration...
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