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War Dances

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 16, 2012

    Great For Entertainment.

    The book War Dances by Sherman Alexie is basically a group of short stories and poems. It simply discusses some American Indian Stereotypes such as characters with alcoholic fathers, Indians with blankets and singing elders. However, Sherman Alexie manages to rise above the stereotypes, as if it were just a fact of life. I really enjoyed this book because of how Sherman Alexie mixed together all of the short stories and poems which made me want to keep on flipping the pages, just like a mystery story. I would definitely recommend this book to a friend because of how well put together it is. Job well done Sherman Alexie.

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  • Posted May 10, 2010

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    I have a feeling that Sherman Alexie would ever-so-slightly mock me for loving his work as much as I do. He probably has a story out there where he skewers the blond chick in the minvan, completely isolated from the world of his characters but in love with them just the same. In more than one instance, just when a character or story started to feel 'foreign' to me, Alexie would deftly pull me in. One standout is a supporting character's rant that he could 'shop the &!%$ out of Trader Joes.' To me that is the perfect example of how the truth of the human condition can be found in this collection of stories, switching from lighthearted humor to the effects of bad decisions and the pain of stereotypes on the psyche. This book is intelligent and artfully done-one of my favorites of the year.

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  • Posted January 12, 2010

    War Dances is a lovely positive book

    This is a surprising book. It has short stories, short stories that ring as autobiography, and poetry. They are wonderfully mingled. The one page poems are probably a great way to put modern verse in front of people who would never pick up a book of poetry. And oh, yes, there are some very funny passages..

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