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Reservation Blues

I am currently enjoying Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. His first novel starts with legendary bluesman Robert Johnson wandering on to the Spokane Indian reservation, looking for Big Mama of the mountains. He leaves his guitar behind, which compels Thomas Builds-the-Fire to start a band.

Thomas asks the first two people he meets to join the band, despite the fact that they have picked on him his whole life. From there, the mystical guitar leads them in inspired performances, catching the attention of Native Americans across the West. 

A description of the book says that it is about the rise and fall of the band Coyote Springs. Right now, I’m enjoying the rise, and hoping the fall section is as entertaining.



Reservation Blues

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I am currently enjoying Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie. His first novel starts with legendary bluesman Robert Johnson wandering on to the Spokane Indian reservation, looking for Big Mama of the mountains. He leaves his guitar behind, which compels Thomas Builds-the-Fire to start a band.

Thomas asks the first two people he meets to join the band, despite the fact that they have picked on him his whole life. From there, the mystical guitar leads them in inspired performances, catching the attention of Native Americans across the West. 

A description of the book says that it is about the rise and fall of the band Coyote Springs. Right now, I’m enjoying the rise, and hoping the fall section is as entertaining.

Posted by Steve Siebers at 07/26/2018 05:10:20 PM