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Reservation Blues The Life Of Spokane Indian Thomas Builds The Fire Irrevocably Changes When Blues Legend Robert Johnson Miraculously Appears On His Reservation And Passes The Misfit Storyteller His Enchanted Guitar Inspired By This Gift, Thomas Forms Coyote Springs, An All Indian Catholic Band Who Find Themselves On A Magical Tour That Leads From Reservation Bars To Seattle And New York And Deep Within Their Own Souls

About the Author: Sherman Alexie

Sherman J Alexie, Jr., was born in October 1966 A Spokane Coeur d Alene Indian, he grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, WA, about 50 miles northwest of Spokane, WA Alexie has published 18 books to date Alexie is an award winning and prolific author and occasional comedian Much of his writing draws on his experiences as a modern Native American Sherman s best known works include The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Smoke Signals, and The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian He lives in Seattle, Washington.

10 thoughts on “Reservation Blues

  1. says:

    Reservation Blues, Sherman Alexie Reservation Blues is a 1995 novel by American writer Sherman Alexie Spokane Coeur d Alene The novel follows the story of the rise and fall of a rock and blues band of Spokane Indians from the Spokane Reservation In 1995, Thomas Builds The Fire, Junior Polatkin, and Victor Joseph, who also appear in Sherman Alexie s short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven,

  2. says:

    They dreamed of fishing salmon but woke up as adults to shop at the Trading Post and stand in line for U.S.D.A commodity food instead They savagely opened cans of commodities and wept over the rancid meat I was first introduced to these characters when I saw the movie Smoke Signals, which was originally a book that I didn t read I liked the movie, in part because I think the actor Adam Beach is yummy In this book, Thomas is

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    I don t know what I was expecting when I picked this up I had read some of Alexie s short fiction anthologies and enjoyed them Upon moving to Seattle and finding out that he was a local, I picked this up at a used book store, figuring I d give it a read I did not expect Thomas builds the fire to get under my skin and change my life Yet somehow he did.I grew up a stone s throw from the Southern Ute and Navajo reservations I had frie

  4. says:

    This is some very American magical realism, what with its mash up of the Robert Johnson crossroads legend with life on a Spokane Indian reservation and rock star ambitions Perhaps evenAmerican than apple pie As a concept, I love American magical realism see also Swamplandia , which coincidentally is about people who like to pretend they re Indian The execution of the book I really, really liked too Reservation Blues is full of nightmares

  5. says:

    If reading Sherman Alexie s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is like running alongside a longhouse with 24 windows, getting 24 glimpses or mental snapshots of life inside, Reservation Blues is like being invited in and offered a can of Pepsi, a hot piece of fry bread and a place to crash You are there for the awkward silences and shy smiles, the pettiness and jealousy of a small community, the loyalty and tradition, the despair and

  6. says:

    Fantastic Another homerun for Sherman Alexie The author lifts W.E.B Dubois color veil briefly for us to see into the complexities of life on an Indian reservation The effects of placing the people native to the land that is now The United States of America in what were in effect concentration camps with invisible physical fences, but psychological barriers to keep them out of the way of civilization are still taking a toll on them today Having Robert J

  7. says:

    As my friend Karen said yesterday, Sherman Alexie has the ability to make you laugh and cry in the same sentence I love how he touches on the irony of a situation that drives it deep into the loneliest part of your being instead of just staying cliched and clever on the surface.I love how Alexie weaves between various stories seamlessly and how the mythology and the reality of Native Americans blurs hazily together Somehow this makes the reality starker and t

  8. says:

    I am very disappointed as I write this review At first, I was disappointed in myself because I could not, did not, will not finish this book I wanted to, believe me Oh, there was internal struggle I mean, I need to read this it s this month s pick for the book club I m in I need to be able to discuss this Plus, I loved loved Alexie s Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian It s on my guaranteed you ll love it too list, for crying out loud Speaking of which, Alex

  9. says:

    I actually found this book along with many others in a trash pile on my way to work I remember hearing a story of his once on NPR called, What You Pawn I Redeem, which nearly brought me to tears by the end Seriously, I actually sat in my car waiting for the story to finish Pathetic Yes But it was a very dramatic reading Anyway, I read the book, which was about a group of Indians on a reservation in Washington I think most of his writing revolves around similar characters w

  10. says:

    Sherman Alexie is one of the few writers who has managed to survive the late 80s early 90s vogue for all things Native American, a cultural wave that incorporated any number of now mostly forgotten Indian writers, and the Oscar given to that melodramatic piece of shit Dances With Wolves And there s a reason he s survived he writes with a sort of Murakami sense of archetypes freely floating around, traditional stories colliding with rock musicians and corporate brands, and it s al

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