Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories - Sherman Alexie

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.