I love Leslie Marmon Silko's book.
And while it most certainly will be hard to swallow for some, the fact of the matter is that we, as humans, ARE quite capable of all these things.
I mean, yes, there are parts that are very much fictional - specific characters, individual backstories and personalities and situation.
No problem with the printing, but I could not recommend this book to anyone because of too much gratuitous sex. Too bad.Published 7 months ago by Kristin Ohman
In some ways it reminded me of 100 years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez . As someone who lives in Tucson it was great to be able to see the book as well as read it. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Rosemarie Font
This is the most difficult novel I have ever attempted to read. It is enormous with more characters than the reader can track. Read morePublished 16 months ago by teacher lady
By any standard of measurement, Leslie Marmon Silko is a great American writer, and her novels, beginning with "Ceremony", are notable additions to American literature. Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by John Kwok
Many characters move through the novel, a few we can identify with, many are unsavory. It helped that I lived in Tuvcson when I read it because of references to places I knew, but... Read morePublished on June 4, 2012 by ernest schusky
To be frank, this is an overwhelming novel in many ways. And it certainly has its flaws. But it is a fantastic book overall, and well worth the time and effort required to read it. Read morePublished on February 21, 2011 by L. J. Brown
I read this book in 1998 while living and working on the Hopi Reservation. What struck me then and now is Silko's description of Tucson. Read morePublished on January 30, 2011 by Steve B
This book, Almanac of the Dead...is honestly one of the most disturbing I have ever read. The back cover praises the novel's insertion of over thirty different characters, but this... Read morePublished on December 6, 2010 by Bothered Reader
I wanted to like this book. I'd read some high praise for it, and I am interested in Native American culture and authors, and I've lived in Arizona all my life. Read morePublished on November 2, 2010 by ghost of a red rose