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Brother Frank's Gospel Hour: Stories Paperback – 1996

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 200 pages
  • Publisher: Southern Methodist University Press; 1st edition (1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0870743996
  • ISBN-13: 978-0870743993
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.6 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,073,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By D. Wijngaarden on November 6, 2003
Format: Paperback
Brother Frank's Gospel Hour doesn't approach the level of Dance Me Outside and The Moccassin Telegraph, but Kinsella remains a storyteller nonetheless. The stories in Brother are more fantastic (one story could almost be considered a "ghost story", and another is loosely based on a Japanese fable) and feel less "real" than the earlier Hobbema reserve stories. And where the earlier stories often had a surprising twist and showed some surprising sides of the protagonists, these stories are more predictable. Conflicting Statements, especially, reads almost like a college student's writing experiment. (Mind, I would still have given it an "A".) It's almost as if Silas Ermineskin himself has matured as a writer, but at the cost of his originality. Kinsella does hit the nail on the head once or twice, though, as Silas remarks: "Stories aren't about events, they're about the people they happen to." Kinsella does remain true to that adage.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 17, 1999
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If you don't laugh out loud at least once in each of these stories, there's something wrong with you. Deeply felt and very wise, these stories still manage to be sidesplittingly funny. Kinsella is possessed of a unique and very readable style, and fills his work to bursting with amazing people and amazing adventures. He's a true original.
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As the 5 star rating shows, I love this book. I love Frank Fencepost, Mad Etta, Silas-the-narrator and the entire reservation that is their home. It is all fiction, however. The snapshots of life there are how readers would hope we would behave if we were in their moccasins -- a part of the charm of the book. The stories are about overcoming handicaps life, fate or a particular situation has handed the heros. At least one is especially dark yet oddly hopeful -- "Dance Me Outside." You can also get a copy of this as a DVD from NetFlix, though the movie version is a little hard to "get" the first time unless you've already read the story.
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