Library Journal Review
Sherman's first novel, coming after the successful story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven (LJ 9/1/93), follows the humorous adventures of a reservation rock band as they make the circuit from the Northeast to New York. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Publishers Weekly Review
This first novel by the author of the story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven revolves around a bluesman's gift of a guitar to a Native American on a reservation. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Booklist Review
When the spirit of Robert Johnson walks onto the Spokane Reservation in eastern Washington and shows Victor Joseph how to play the blues, the all-Indian Catholic rock band called Coyote Springs has new life. But Johnson's magic is a heady brew, and trouble follows Coyote Springs as surely as it followed RL himself. Alexie's novel, an astonishing blend of black humor, magic realism, and sparkling lyricism, is a wonderful testament to the universality of the blues.