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War Dances by Sherman Alexie
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Dec 20, 11

it was amazing
bookshelves: audiobooks, short-stories
Read in December, 2011

A good friend recommended that I listen to Sherman Alexie's books rather than read them. He narrates his own books, which normally I don't like, but I trust my friend's opinion and I really enjoyed reading The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven when I was in high school. I had completely forgotten what a great writer he is.

War Dances is an excellent collection of stories and poems that the author describes as a "mix tape." He has an incredible way of talking about difficult topics wit such a sense of humor that the stories are not all traumatic. In fact, I often found myself laughing out loud in the car.

Alixie's writing is very rooted in his Native American background, and most of his stories have to do with Spokane or Coeur d'Alene Indians. He discusses his background and the lives of his characters with honesty and perspective.

Additionally, he is so good as a reader that I now want to listen to everything he has recorded.

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