The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Publish date: October 15th 2013
Publisher: Open Road Media
Pages no: 242
Edition language: English
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...
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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