Sunday, December 14, 2008

 

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How could I have forgotten? The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie; art by Ellen Forney (Little, Brown and Co., 2007). A fantastic book! At the beginning I was doubtful; the approach—the way the narrator was presenting himself, and the tone he was using, made me think it was going to be one of those clownish, over-the-top confessionals that seem so popular these days. But it ended up being full of the deep humour that carries hope and insight with it. The hero risks everything has, which is little enough, for something he hardly understands he's hoping for—and he gets it. Think Adrian Mole, but with more wit and self-awareness—and better friends.

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