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War dances by Sherman Alexie

War dances (2009)

by Sherman Alexie

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Is there such a thing as irreverently reverent? I love what Sherman Alexie has to say through his stories. War Stories and Senator's Son were my favorites. ( )
  sydsavvy | Apr 8, 2016 |
Alexie can tell stories that are full of familial love without becoming sentimental. The stories here for the most part have a light touch and venture only rarely into more difficult territory. Everyone gets along fairly well in these stories, with the exception of the narrator of the first story and the boy who breaks into his basement. I felt well taken care of by this collection--it is thoughtful, but not too challenging. I'm still trying to reconcile this lighter side of Alexie with the person who wrote Indian Killer. ( )
  poingu | Jan 23, 2016 |
I enjoyed this collection of short stories and poetry by Sherman Alexie. They are fun, passionate and witty and filled with larger themes of identity and belonging, pride, redemption and failure. A captivating writer. One of my favorite collections of short stories. ( )
  Berly | Jan 28, 2015 |
An eclectic mix of short story and poetry. Some is endearing, some engaging, some is somewhat dark, most of it is interspersed with Alexie's wry humour. For me, not all of it worked, but it's worth it for when the story and/or the humour works, because then it's really good. ( )
  devilish2 | Jan 17, 2014 |
Great collection of short stories and poems. The central story "War Dances" is awesome. But there are other really good ones as well. ( )
  stuart10er | Nov 5, 2013 |
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Alexie’s appealing collection of short stories, poems and self-interrogations opens with an attempted murder and closes with an epitaph. Mortality is much on the mind of this puckish writer, who continues to sift common truths through the sieve of his Indian identity, albeit with the alacrity of a man barreling away from his youth.

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Back in college when I was first learning how to edit film--how to construct a scene--my professor, Mr. Baron, said to me, "You don't have to show people using a door to walk into a room.
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Tour à tour désopilant , fantaisiste , poétique ou sardonique , cet indien-là a une eztraordinaire propension à rire e tout : des sien , de leur travers et des conformimes comme de leurs qualities et de leur naïveté , mais il sait aussi rire de lui meme...
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A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.

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