|Under the Covers ....|
|Thursday, January 19, 2012 1:46 PM|
This is Blake’s sequel to “Dancing With Wolves,” the book/movie that we’ve all heard of and probably know a little bit about. While I’m not necessarily a fan of this sort of topic – I mean, I like history, I’d just rather not read about people getting their skull pounded in as a result of an Indian massacre – I do like to read about it now then to keep myself balanced. A girl cannot live on Victorian literature alone.
In this book, 11 years have passed since Lieutenant John Dunbar became Dances With Wolves and married Stands With A Fist, a white-born woman raised as a Comanche from birth. With their three children, they live in the village of Ten Bears. But there is tension in the air, caused by reports of confrontations with white soldiers who want to drive the Comanches onto reservations. This sets the stage for the plot, and in my opinion, there’s nothing from here to write home about.
It’s interesting to read about aspects of the tribe — their traditions and the ways they live and survive. I liked how each character has a distinct name based upon his or her personality, much different than the ways we name our babies. It also really makes you think about what a greedy, brutal, selfish, duplicitous people we are and have been, as we get to read how the white man appears to the other side.
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