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I love to read. I am very eclectic in my reading but I especially enjoy erotica and erotic romance. I also like movies, live theater and concerts, hockey, and counted cross-stitch.

CEREMONY by Leslie Marmon Silko

Ceremony (text only) by L. M. Silko - Leslie Marmon Silko
Told from Tayo's point-of-view.  He is a Native American who, along with his cousin, goes off to fight in Southeast Asia during WWII.  When he returns home, he is suffering from PTSD.  The story switches time periods from before the war growing up, during the war, after the war.  Some of his friends relive their time in the army when they were heroes.  Tayo is just trying to cope with his life and his war experiences.
 
Interesting style of writing where there is no chapters.  It is one continuous story that switches back and forth from the far past, the war, and the present with Native wisdom, stories, and songs.  I like that it is written from the Native American point-of-view and that we get into Tayo's mind and dreams.  I had no problems switching between the time periods and was able to keep track of when and what was happening.  A fascinating book that I am glad I read.