Thursday, May 7, 2009

I haven't finished a book in one day, from start to finish, in a long, long time. But Sherman Alexie's The Absolutely True Diary of A Part Time Indian is such a poetic, funny, sorrow-filled, celebratory, real, harrowing, uplifting, enlightening and just plain friggin' awesome read that I just had to eat it all up. Like really good fried chicken, free, at a rock show, (this actually did happen once) Alexie's tale is so exciting that you almost want to finish it quickly in case it disappears. One of those too-good-to-be-true books.

It's for "young adults", whatever that means, and yeah, it makes sense based on the fact that it's about high school and being 14. Yet it has notions and dreams and thoughts and sentiments that are worth pondering well into any age group or situation.

Definitely a great spending of some time. He mentions how much he loves KFC, so how can you dislike the guy? Oh man. I love Kentucky Fried Chicken. I know, I know, horrible...but true.

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