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PDF ´ BOOK The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven ¶ DANPASHLEY Í ❰Read❯ ➱ The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Author Sherman Alexie – Danpashley.co.uk In this darkly comic short story collection Sherman Alexie a SpokaneCoeur d'Alene Indian brilliantly weaves Led with passion and affection myth and dream There is Victor who as a nine year old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep Thomas Builds the Fire who tells his stories long after people stop listening and Jimmy Many Horses dying of cancer who writes letters on stationary that r We need authors like Sherman Alexie Being Native American in the US is like living in our own foreign country within a country No one besides an Indian REALLY knows what it is like to live on a reservation Alexie vividly paints this picture in a no nonsense brutally honest way I love that I wish general joe public had of a grasp of what growing up Native American is like instead of applying the age old stigmas of uneducated diabetic drunks who run the casinos and play BINGO I love my heritage and am desperately trying to keep it alive with my children We are a dying breedonly a shell of what we used to be before the Europeans cameand yet so rich in culture and tenacity I appreciate how Alexie captures this in his writing Today is a good day to die I found myself remembering some of the lingo from the rez and way it is spoken I love how Alexie brings this inenit and yahey I could feel the beat of the drums through each story Echoing in the wind where ever I amcovering me in a blanket bringing me peace While on the reservation there always seemed to be drums in the air I would step outside the hospital during my night shift for a break and hear drums beating in the distance Like a lullaby An instant stress reliever A soft breeze combing through the hairs of my arms ComfortThis is what Indians are good at Living for today Living the NOW Becausetoday is a good day to die ORtoday is a good day to read a book Today is a good day to read Sherman Alexie Bring it on dude

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in HeavenLed with passion and affection myth and dream There is Victor who as a nine year old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep Thomas Builds the Fire who tells his stories long after people stop listening and Jimmy Many Horses dying of cancer who writes letters on stationary that r We need authors like Sherman Alexie Being Native American in the US is like living in our own foreign country within a country No one besides an Indian REALLY knows what it is like to live on a reservation Alexie vividly paints this picture in a no nonsense brutally honest way I love that I wish general joe public had of a grasp of what growing up Native American is like instead of applying the age old stigmas of uneducated diabetic drunks who run the casinos and play BINGO I love my heritage and am desperately trying to keep it alive with my children We are a dying breedonly a shell of what we used to be before the Europeans cameand yet so rich in culture and tenacity I appreciate how Alexie captures this in his writing Today is a good day to die I found myself remembering some of the lingo from the rez and way it is spoken I love how Alexie brings this inenit and yahey I could feel the beat of the drums through each story Echoing in the wind where ever I amcovering me in a blanket bringing me peace While on the reservation there always seemed to be drums in the air I would step outside the hospital during my night shift for a break and hear drums beating in the distance Like a lullaby An instant stress reliever A soft breeze combing through the hairs of my arms ComfortThis is what Indians are good at Living for today Living the NOW Becausetoday is a good day to die ORtoday is a good day to read a book Today is a good day to read Sherman Alexie Bring it on dude

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The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven ¶ In this darkly comic short story collection Sherman Alexie a SpokaneCoeur d'Alene Indian brilliantly weaves memory fantasy and stark realism to paint a complex grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spoke Indian Reservation These 22 interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government issue cheese and yet are fil This is one of my favorite books to teach I give it to my tenth graders We do most of it as a read aloud We do most of it as discussion My students enjoy this book because they don't think they'll be able to connect with native americans on the west coast when they're alt school kids on the east coast but then they're amazed Some themes poverty alcoholism depression love passion sex confusion loneliness isolation are universalThis is one of the few books that I have read with a class had a student go to jail during the reading and come back asking to read the book and tell me about how he picked up another book about native americans while in jail because he missed LRTFFiH so much That's probably the best endorsement I can give a book DOC Ï The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven ´ Sherman Alexie

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Sherman Alexie ´ The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven EBOOK Eads From the Death Bed of James Many Horses III even though he actually writes them on his kitchen table Against a backdrop of alcohol car accidents laughter and basketball Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites reservation Indians and urban Indians men and women and most poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the pa This is one of his earlier short story collections and I think Sherman Alexie definitely got better at writing later on in his career Several of the stories here left me skimming because I was confused bored or both Some ended too abruptly In some it felt like Alexie was going a bit too experimental on the structure and I got lost But most of the stories were so excellent That's why short story collections are so hard to review for me because they can be pretty uneven or inconsistent like this one The second half in the collection had much better stories than the first half I like the stories that had Thomas Builds the Fire especially the Phoenix Arizona story The first story Every Little Hurricane was a great opening story the one with that crazy long title the longest one that mentions Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock was also good The standouts to me are Imagining the Reservation the My favourite tumor story the titular story and Witnesses Secret and Not I find Sherman Alexie a remarkable and special writer because of how he blends sharp humour with the realism of life as a Native American on a reservation His humour is so self aware and not too serious to be a satire such that I can actually enjoy thinking about the real political and cultural issues behind each story Even if the characters don't seem to have hope I want to hope for them That's really rare and so skilfully done here