07 November 2007

The Painted Drum

This is the first book I've read by Louise Erdrich; I also have her Birchbark House on my list. Erdrich is of Native American descent and writes about Native Americans. I particularly liked that even though some tragic things happen in this book, it's still optimistic.

I really liked parts of this book and didn't much care for other parts of it. The trouble was that I didn't care at all about Faye's relationship with Krahe, but it dominated a lot of the first 100 pages of the book. But I kept reading and once I got to the second part, I very much enjoyed the rest of the book.

1 comment:

  1. You're on the ball... thanks for the heads up. I'll be interestd to see what you think of The Birchbark House if you ever get around to it.