The Manual - Epictetus - A Short Summary and Review

War Dances - Sherman Alexie - A Short Summary & Review

 A short summary of the book War Dances:

Alexie's real-world and real-relationship poetry and prose.

My favorite quote from the book:

"Why do poets think they can change the world? The only life I can save is my own."

Questions I pondered while reading War Dances?

Am I conflicted about my heritage?

Why is ethnic tension still so high?

My review of War Dances:

A serious subject should always be witty.

Was this really fiction?

The book has a secure spot on my shelf forever.


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