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Ten Little Indians by Sherman Alexie
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Feb 26, 2009

it was ok
bookshelves: american-authors, fiction, short-stories
Read in February, 2009

I picked this book up because I really wanted to read Alexie's other short story collection - The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (fabulous title!) and couldn't find it at the time. I'm not a fan of short stories, and I didn't enjoy this collection. But I can say that in my opinion the stories are well-written and if "bold, uncensored, raucous, and sexy" is your thing, then you might really enjoy the book. The story I enjoyed the most was "What You Pawn I Will Redeem" - telling the story of a homeless Indian man's one-day quest to find $999 to buy back his grandmother's stolen pow-wow dance regalia from a pawn shop. It wasn't bold, uncensored, raucous, and sexy; it was poignant and touching and human and real. That's what I enjoy.
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