July 7, 2010

Book Review: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

From the very abnormal mind of Sherman Alexie sprouted "The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian". While reading I kept flipping back to the authors name. Why did it sound so familiar to me? Out of a ferocious curiosity I searched his name and BOOM! He wrote the script "Smoke Signals". It was a movie I had to watch in college. I found a reoccurring theme with him; an Indian with a mental issue or retardation paired with a physically strong Indian. Don't get me wrong the movie and the book are two different stories they just happen to have a similar theme. The book was hilarious, heartbreaking, and charming, but it really bugged me how many times the word "Like" was used in this book.

Pros: Unique story and characters, interesting sketches to help illustrate the story, and realistic.

Cons: over use of the word "like" and my cat spilled tea on it so now its ruined but that's not the books fault. :D

I give it a 4.5 out of 5!!


  1. YAY i'm glad you got to it and liked it! try the business of fancydancing if you're in the mood for more of him.

    we watched "smoke signals" in middle school and i didn't really pay attention. had to rewatch it after i read the lone ranger and tonto fistfist in heaven (the book he based the script on).

  2. I so want to read this! I've heard a lot of good things about it! I haven't seen "smoke signals", but you've made me want to!

    Your naughty cat! What was it doing drinking its tea so close to your book? :D

  3. Holly: I actually liked the movie, but most people I talk to either didn't or slept through it hahaha... I'll have to look at that other book you mentioned.

    Dolly: I know my cat is never aware of herself when shes drinking tea...She swats her paw and ends up knocking over the cup to get the last drop...sigh