Author Rating: A

Sherman Alexie is a Spokane Indian from Wellpinit, Washington, who is both a poet and a novelist.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (read 9/17/11) Recommended

I knew I had to read this collection of short stories after seeing a Youtube video of a scene with Victor and Thomas Builds-the-Fire from the movie adaptation (Smoke Signals). The written stories did not disappoint.

Most of the stories are told first-person through Victor Joseph, a Spokane Indian. All of them are about life on the reservation and the difficulties of being an Indian in a white man’s world.