A Short History Of Indians In Canada

Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection From the surreal migrations of the title story to the misadventures of Coyote in the modern world and the chaos of a baby s unexpected arrival by airmail, King s tales are deft, hilarious and provocative A National Post and Quill Quire bestseller, and an.Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous, fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection From the surreal migrations of the title story to the misadventures of Coyote in the modern world and the chaos of a baby s unexpected arrival by airmail, King s tales are deft, hilarious and provocative A National Post and Quill Quire bestseller, and an Top Pick for 2005, A Short History of Indians in Canada is a comic tour de force.
A Short History Of Indians In Canada Acclaimed author Thomas King is in fabulous fantastical form in this bestselling short story collection From the surreal migrations of the title story to the misadventures of Coyote in the modern wor

  • Title: A Short History Of Indians In Canada
  • Author: Thomas King
  • ISBN: 9780002006163
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1 thought on “A Short History Of Indians In Canada”

    1. Thomas King's collection of tongue-in-cheek short stories inspired by the lives of aboriginal peoples of Canada and the US are satirical, political,uncomfortable, and hard-to-ignore. King takes on the societal whitewashing of the world in unexpected ways. From stories of white men collecting "indians" and dressing them in buckskins, to flocks of "indians" flying into the sides of buildings because they are disoriented by the bright lights of the city, King is making biting commentary on the mode [...]

    2. Another brilliant collection by Thomas King - my favourites are Coyote and the Enemy Aliens, Where the Borg Are and Another Great Moment in Canadian Indian History

    3. Thomas King is an artful satirist and my favorite stories in this collection are the ones that cut to the quick of historical injustices like "The Baby in the Airmail Box" or "Where the Borg Are" in ways that are sharp, like really sharp, and unique. He points the finger by changing the narrative, if ever so slightly, like the adoption of racial minorities by whites, and forces you, the reader to conceptualize the absurdity of the past and our current situation. King's writing falls a bit flat w [...]

    4. If you've read Thomas King's novels, you have to read his stories. His particular style lends itself so well to short fiction, and his stories cover a broad range of characters and settings from the magical to the strange to the poignant. This is an anthology I'll return to again and again.My favourite story was Coyote and the Enemy Aliens.

    5. this is so good. like most tom king books it keeps kicking you in the ass long after you have stopped reading it. brillant.

    6. An exceptional collection of stories that speaks to the emotional impact of the historical (and ongoing) oppression of the original peoples and to the oppression of their land. The stories are magnificent pieces of artwork and the emotions invoked in them echoed through to many social issues being faced today.Miigwetch.

    7. These short stories of Mr. King's are, so far, darkly hilarious. I keep yelping with laughter as I read. Especially "Tidings of Comfort and Joy", which illustrates Indigenous peoples as "collectibles". He takes all the stereotypical perceptions of Indigenous peoples and writes a story with them which is creepy and funny at the same time. Same with "A Short History of Indians In Canada", where he illustrates homeless Indigenous like pigeons - brief flutterings of natural phenomena doing bizarre [...]

    8. Couldn't get past the typos (chrevolet) and some grammatical errors. Didn't get his humour or the storyline. A short story novel on Canadian Indians, yet this could be stories about any human beings. Why Canadian? Why Indian?. Left me hanging wondering if I missed something for each short story same thought, why am I reading this? Just couldn't endure anymore, not my style, not my kind of author.

    9. Though I enjoy Thomas King's words. I found myself enjoying his nonfiction books more than the fiction. I understood the metaphor of his stories and it was kind of painful. But I dont know it isnt a book that I will remember later on. or maybe because I have read the inconvenient Indian before any of his books so everything is being compared to that book. Anyways King's satire way of writing about sensitive topics is always refreshing in a very odd way .

    10. This is a book of short stories, which gives one time to reflect on the dry wit with which Thomas King delivers social commentary on "Indians in Canada". Another King winner -- although sometimes hard to take the harsh reality that his humour highlights.

    11. 4 STARS"A collection of twenty short stories told in Thomas King's classic, wry, irreverent, and allegorical voice." (From )A great collection of stories. I really enjoy King's satirical voice.

    12. I haven't enjoyed a book so much in a long time. King writes my kind of humor. I recommend his work to people who like to think about things, to those readers who don't mind being touched in the heart and who delight in being a little touched in the head.

    13. Thomas King's style and humour are wonderfully entertaining. I haven't read anything by him that I didn't like, so far. His short stories in this collection are at times heartbreaking and at times side-splitting. A great read!

    14. Read this for "The Closer You Get to Canada" after seeing the short film based upon it. The short story's ending is different from the film's.I also read a few other stories from this which caught my interest.

    15. This book is hard to read. Thomas King makes no appology for his view of Canada and what happened to the Native People. It is a collection of short stories that are almost all deeply disturbing and funny at the same time.

    16. Now this is my kind of fictional story book. Each story is beautifully written and gives you something to think about. The book is funny, intelligent, gutsy and honest. I guess I will be reading more fictions esp by Thomas King.

    17. This collection of short stories is very typical of Thomas King; he makes you laugh, but then you realize you are laughing at some of life's very serious side. Recommended to anyone who loved "The truth about stories"

    18. Thomas King has this wonderful way of combining sadness, sarcasm and playfulness that keeps the reader coming back for more. I enjoyed nearly all the stories in this collection, my favourite being The Baby in the Airmail Box, which was brilliant. Where the Borg Are was a close second.

    19. I read it over and over and over again. A great combination of humour, sarcasm and really really depressing topics. I can never get tired of reading anything Thomas King write.

    20. Favourite short stories include: Baby in the Airmail Box, Little Bombs, Noah's Ark, Where the Borg Are, and Rendezvous.

    21. These stories are great. Reminded me of Vonnegut, for its simplicity, humor, and wit. Great for anyone interested in First Nation / Canada issues :)

    22. Another book I read in the hospital. I pretty much laughed the entire time. It's that funny. My favorite chapter was the one about the dog. It was cute.

    23. loved it. what a great collection of short stories. easy to read but still each one of them drew me in. well developed characters and lots of humour. my favourite thomas king book to date.

    24. Tom King is hilarious and his satirical presentation of indigenous issues is highly entertaining while conscience pricking at the same time.

    25. An interesting collection of short stories. Lots of humour, some pathos, and throughout, a very bizarre worldview. I enjoyed it.

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