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Flight by Sherman Alexie
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Nov 27, 2009

really liked it
bookshelves: yalsa, fiction
Read in November, 2009

A tale of timetravel and redemption, with a breaking-the-cycle-of-violence/alcoholism/abandonment ending. A great heartbreaking and heartwarming book, with first-person scenes from the history of Native American destruction thrown in.

Here's a taste:
"I think it's strange how curse words frighten and disgust some people. Yes, there are people afraid of certain combinations of vowels and consonants. Isn't that hilarious?" (14)

"Art and Justice fight on opposite sides of the war but they sound exactly like each other. How can you tell the difference between the good guys and the bad guys when they say the same things?" (56)

"Then I remember that God is really, really old. So maybe God has God arthritis. And maybe that's why the world sucks. Maybe God's hands and fingers don't work as well as they used to." (81)

"Anger is never added to anger. It multiplies." (136)

And the moral of the whole story!
"Maybe you're not supposed to kill. No matter who tells you to do it. No matter how good or bad the reason. Maybe you're supposed to believe that all life is sacred." (163)

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