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The Business of Fancydancing by Sherman Alexie
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Jun 04, 11

bookshelves: sherman-alexie, poetry, short-stories
Read from June 03 to 04, 2011

(3.5 stars)

The first time I read Sherman Alexie was in my freshman year of college, nearly eight years ago. I took a class that focused entirely on reading the works of women and persons of color, and one of the first books we read was The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. I loved that book so much I read it twice, and I hardly ever read anything twice. I received this collection of Alexie's poems and short stories -- his first book -- from my best friend a long time ago and only now got around to reading it.

Alexie definitely has a way with language, and even the shortest of his poems feel like they contain as much characterization and insight as a longer story. I enjoyed this collection, but I wasn't totally blown away by it. It was a really quick read and it gave me some things to think about.

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