Book Reviews of Indian Killer

Indian Killer
Indian Killer
Author: Sherman Alexie
ISBN-13: 9780446673709
ISBN-10: 0446673706
Publication Date: 1/1/1998
Pages: 432
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.

3.7 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
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This book was chosen as a book club read and it proved to evoke some lively discussion about reverse racism, minority cultures, and sociological issues. Did I love it? No. Am I glad I read it? Yes.
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From Publishers Weekly
In a startling departure from his earlier, more lyrical fiction, Native American novelist Alexie (Reservation Blues) weighs in with a racially charged literary thriller. Seattle is rife with racial tension as the city is terrorized by a serial murderer nicknamed "Indian Killer" because the victims, all white, are scalped and their bodies topped with a pair of white owl feathers. At the center of the novel stands the mentally disintegrating John Smith, a 6'6" Native American ignorant of his tribal roots because he was adopted and raised by white parents.

Very different from the Alexie's characters we've come to know and love. Disturbing. But a good book.
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Darker than some of Alexie's more famous works, but there are some scenes that break your heart, and others that slap you across the face. A moving work, to be sure.
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A great read.
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a good story. It was required reading for a college literature class. Glad I read it!
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Great Book.
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The book feels slow at times but does a good job of keeping you interested. The characters are all well written and well developed. A very good book.
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A serial murderer is terrorizing Seattle, hunting and scalping white men. THe crimes of the so called Indian Killer trigger a wave of violence and racial hatred.
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Well done. Will look for some more from this writer.