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“The language is lovely, lyrical, and atmospheric. ”Jennilyn P wrote this review Wednesday, April 17, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Beautiful and powerful! Four Souls hits home with two different stories aimed in two different directions but reflects into each other teaching valuable life lessons. Those who love Tracks will also love Four Souls. I highly recomend it.”NerodicNetta wrote this review Tuesday, July 24, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Although the author's writing style was good, I really didn't think there was much to the plot of this book. The viewpoints changed, and there wasn't a lot of dialogue which means there is a lot of narration. ”Adair wrote this review Thursday, May 17, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Only listened to 1 CD.”SalDragski wrote this review Tuesday, February 21, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am a little over half way done with Four Souls, and though it was compleatly confusing in the begginning but I believe I am starting to get a grip on whats going on. It switches off from person to person and they are telling a story of what is currently happening and what happened in the past. Also at times certain ideas are explain in great detail. Ya little crazy... but I think I am surprisingly enjoying it. Its very different from anything I have ever read, and is centered around the native american way of life and ideas. A topic I have never read andything on before this. i am curious as to what happens next”Kaitlin wrote this review Wednesday, September 21, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“My first by this talented author. Listened to it with my father as we drove across the state of North Dakota, visiting small libraries, including on in an Indian Reservation. Not a book I was likely to read otherwise, but perfect as a "For When I go There" read. Delighted in how she turns my expectations of their characters 180 degrees. Just when I think they are this kind of person, she has her characters surprise us. Sometimes they become more open minded, sometimes they travel from wise to childish and back to wise again. The strengths of women and men, and their weaknesses. All the while I was reminded of what I believe Larry McMurtry said of Indians--that white men both underestimated and overestimated the Indians. But upon reflection, isn't that one of those obvious and unprovable statements? Can it be applied to most people most of the time? ”Steve Leveen wrote this review Saturday, September 3, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I enjoyed revisiting some of the characters from Little No Horse.”Readingrat wrote this review Wednesday, June 8, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I've read a fair few Native American literature novels after studying it at uni, and so thought I would go back to them since I enjoyed them all so much.
I enjoyed this book, not quite as much as 'Love Medicine' which is also by Louise Erdrich, but nevertheless a good read. It starts of as a novel of vengeance, but turns into so much more as the plot progresses. Nothing in life goes quite to plan, as all of the characters in this novel soon find out - it is these unexpected events and transformations which carry the plot along.
The characters are interesting and complex, and as with all Native American literature I have read, the novel is both beautifully written, yet with a strong sense of bawdy humour.”
“Erdrich book about modern day members of a tribe. Some insights into traditions and their history.”Callie B wrote this review Friday, July 9, 2010. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No