Posted by Danalee Lavelle-Burroughs on March 21, 2000 at 08:36:39:
In Reply to: Re: Sherman Alexie Rocks! posted by Chris on March 21, 2000 at 07:27:17:
Jo, Chris is definitely correct. Indian Killer is not a good introduction to Sherman. His short story collection 'The Lone Ranger & Tonto Fistfight in Heaven' is a much better one. Both 'LRTFH' and 'Reservation Blues' require you to use your imagination but are not nearly so dark. I wasn't keen on Indian Killer myself. It took three reads to assimilate a bunch of the imagery and I'm still pondering 'why'. Sherman is coming out with a contemporary short story collection in May which should prove to be dynamite! I can't wait. Danalee
: : Thanks, Danalee for the link. However, after read
ing "Indian Killer", I guess I'll have to con my mind into reading "Reservation Blues"....
: : (Besides, finally found my Deerslayer book; and old Hurry and Hetty and Hist and ah! the one of the few non H's, Deerslayer, are still discussing the waves on the lake, in the 9pm evening, when the stars are coming out from the clouds floating by, and the ark is slowing drifting in a 3mph slow arc towards the middle of the..........)
: : They sure haven't missed ME at all.....
: : Jo
: Good morning, Jo,
: Don't give up on Sherman Alexie! Read "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven" first and then try "Reservation Blues." I disliked "Indian Killer" so much that I gave away the book, something I rarely do, but have loved his other writing.
: As for "Deerslayer," I had two very long plane flights this week and actually read up to chapter 25! I think I can actually see the end from there. There IS an end. Keep going. You can do it!
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