Posted by Danalee Lavelle-Burroughs on October 28, 1999 at 09:05:56:
In Reply to: Book Club posted by Ayesha on October 27, 1999 at 14:49:30:
Talk about diversity--Sherman Alexie and JF Cooper? No comparison. With Sherman you've alot of angst and anger in 'Indian Killer'. Three reads later and Indian Killer is still a tough read, with the author readily admitting it was his response to critics demanding he exude more 'righteous' anger in his material. I mentioned once before that there is an SA bookgroup over on Sherman's official site: http://www.fallsapart.com. His 'Reservation Blues' or earlier short story collection 'The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven'(the source for the movie Smoke Signals) are much more enjoyable and, to me, relevant. The short story collection has the added advantage of addressing a single, complete story at one hit. Anyway, that is my two cents. Ciao. Danalee
: I am back from my travels. Are you all sure you want to start with a Cooper book ???????????????? Is there anyone else out there with a vote for Sherman Alexie? I will go with what ever the group wants. I was hoping for an "easier to read" novel, but will go with whatever the rest of the group wants.
: By the way, Happy Birthday to Yoooooooou, Happy Birthday to Yooooou, Happy Birthday Dear Elaaaaaaaaaine, Happy Birthday to Yooooooou.
: We wish you many blessings, Elaine.
: Let me know if there is anyone else out there in favor of starting with a different author.
: All the best,
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