Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Book Review #1373 The Man Who Dreamed of Elk-Dogs by Paul Goble
Book Review #1373
The Man Who Dreamed of Elk-Dogs by Paul Goble
Rating: one star (out of four)
I appreciated that Goble worked with many different Native American tribes to get these stories and he wanted to tell them in a way that would preserve their original format. I just wasn't impressed with the stories themselves. Some of them didn't make much sense and I felt like something had been left out or I was missing relevant back story. I don't know if it's because Goble was so immersed in this culture that things was lost in translation or the stories were naturally abrupt. Either way, I didn't like most of the stories and there were some very strange ones. I don't think there was one story in this volume I would reread or want to share with other people. I understand Goble capturing this culture and identity, but this book just wasn't for me. I also wasn't a big fan of the art.