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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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Mar 18, 2008

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bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: People who can read English and Spanish
Read in March, 2008

I had a difficult time ranking this book. It has a lot words and passages in Spanish which clearly help define the caracters. However,that can be a real impediment for someone like me who only recoginizes a few hundred words in Spanish. I tried using several different on-line dictionaries but many of the words show up as "no match." From context it was likely that some were slangy swear words which maybe was enough to understand the scene. However, I was frustrated which dimmed my reading enjoyment.

If you have decent Spanish comprehension, this might well be a 4 or 5 star book.

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