Blasphemy is a collection of short stories by Sherman Alexie, which I didn’t know until I started reading the book. Yes, go me for not reading the blurb and going wild on my library’s online reservations feature!

I really like short stories but – and I mentioned this in other reviews before – not every author can write them, and only few authors can really write them well.

Short stories are a different beast from novellas or novels.

Alexie’s stories are entertaining and informative, and they certainly project that unique voice of his, that seems to echo in the other two books I read (The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Flight). The problem I had, if you want to call it a “problem”, is that, as a fan of the short story format, I expected more.

More punch. More experimentation. Just more.


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