Category: Native American

What I Read in August 2022

Hello readers! August 2022 at Roof Beam Reader was devoted to all things Jane Austen. I was, however, doing a lot of reading that was not Austen or Austen-related, so I thought I’d share a quick recap of that reading here, with teeny tiny… Continue Reading “What I Read in August 2022”

What I Read in January

Somehow, I managed to read (or finish reading) nine books in the month of January (2021). I wasn’t expecting such a high number, but I think the fact that I was on vacation for ten days at the start of the month helped. I… Continue Reading “What I Read in January”

Thoughts: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones

Here’s a little horror novel that was nothing like what I expected. It is at the same time a contemporary psychological thriller with horror elements and a treatise on some of what I think are foundational, critical elements of Native American ideology. At its… Continue Reading “Thoughts: The Only Good Indians by Stephen Graham Jones”

Review: Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie

I am fascinated with Native American/Indian literature and cultural history. In this collection of short stories, Alexie does a wonderful job of expressing the pain of the Native past, and the hopelessness of its future, in an unique way. I did find it difficult… Continue Reading “Review: Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie”

Reviews: The Earlies, Part 8

Tracks by Louise Erdrich Very interesting story.. sort of a metaphysical native-American type thing. It’s been a while since I read it, but I remember liking it. Middlesex by Jeffery Eugenides To me, this book had an extremely slow start. I was disinterested through… Continue Reading “Reviews: The Earlies, Part 8”