Sherman Alexie’s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is a collection of twenty-two linked short stories about Native Americans. Alexie’s stories have. The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Sherman Alexie, Author Atlantic Monthly Press $21 (p) ISBN The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven is what is referred to as a collection of short stories. It could also be seen as a memoir by Sherman Alexie made.

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Jul 28, HBalikov rated it it was amazing. Should an author, especially a minority author, be concerned with political correctness.

The book continues with stories of Victor and other characters like Fistcight Builds-a-Fire who loves to tell stories. There were two moments of connection, however, that make me willing to read more Alexie and just pushed this volume into the 3-star range.

Although The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven is an uneven collection of short stories some immaturely written, others maturewhat I appreciate is that Sherman Alexie wrote “straight,” sharing life on the reservation and his people and their point of view without explaining or in any way trying to package it for white culture. This is what Indians are good at. Sometimes there is repetition, perhaps because these were written over several years, and very rarely you get abd sense that was a first time alecie but most of the time the writing is powerful and heart-wrenching and opens the eyes and heart like all good writing does.


Furthermore, in each story Alexie creates characters that are unique, well-developed and completely absorbing–no easy feat for stories of around ten pages. I loved every single story. This book relates well with Morning Girl in that it is about the Native American experience only it is contemporary.

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Rangger 22, Pamela rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: First, it illustrates Sherman Alexie’s wide range of talents as a writer. This collection of short stories from is a poignant collage of Native American life on the reservation.

Like asking a white woman to review the stories of a Native American man. Hubby and I were in love with Alexie immediately and forever. Created by the original team behind SparkNotes, LitCharts are the world’s best literature guides. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand Terms of Service.

She states her intentions for the site on the first page. I was almost belonging to it. Anyone who has seen the movie Smoke Signals the screenplay of tonot written by Alexie will recognize characters and events taken from various stories in the collection, though he freely adapted which characters did and said which things for the movie.

He has numerous accomplishments listed on a website dedicated to Sherman Alexie. At what point is the storytelling and the memory a new creation and what is the cost of this memory and this creation?


The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

I bought this at a used book sale for I am so happy I ended the year and met my goal with this book. It’s great to show that to students.

This is one of my favorite books to teach. My husband was the only native in the audience, maybe in the building, maybe in Park City. That’s how it is.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fist Fight in Heaven

At other times they are victims of circumstances far beyond their control. Feb 04, Graphicskat rated it it was ok Shelves: Return to Book Page. Alcoholism, violence, and death all permeate this collection.

The site is run by a former librarian xlexie is now an editor of a library journal. Here is a great link to a site for using Ad Signals in the Classroom: I was trying so hard to care. You can find this review and more on my blog Miss Print Open Preview See a Problem? To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.