Judging A Book By It’s Cover

The fiction novel, Neither Wolf, Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn honestly took me by surprise. They say you can never judge a book by its cover. But in this case, I did, and was right. I was assigned to read the book for a Theather of Crossing Cultures course I took last semester. I bought it from Barnes and Noble. It was such an intense class. Not becuase of the work load, but because of the extenet each student had to go to indlge themselves in every assignment. I loved the class, alothough I dont think I would ever take it again. Before we even started reading the book, the class had to “score and annotate” the cover, back and spine of the book. Which basically meant, we had to analyze everything we saw, how it could all relate to the story, what we thought it all meant. So I suppose in this aspect, it was only appropriate to judge this book by  its cover. At the end of the semester, each student had to meet with our instructor to talk about the book. He asked me questions about what happened in specfic chapters, to assure that I actually read the book. I honestly didn’t finish reading the book by the end of the semester. But I was so eager to know what happened with Kent and the main character, Dan. As Barry, my instructor, went on to discuss with the story, it was then I realized how much I could relate to the story. The story was so more complex, but in retrospect the book was about an Indian that lived on reservation in the Datokas. Reading what he had to go through as and Indian and sacarfices and struggles his people had to make reminded me malot of the African American culture and our struggles in America. This book in a way gave me a new perspective of people, my life, and how the world veiws one another. If intrigued at all or just want to know more about the book and the author, here you can read more about the author and other books by Nerburn.

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