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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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Feb 22, 2012

it was amazing
Read from February 22 to March 10, 2012

I don't know that anything I'll write here will add to what has already been said about this novel, but it's a transcendent read. It's magical without indulging in the supernatural, and it's dream-like while hitting at the hard emotional truths of romantic love, filial love and authoritarianism. More than anything, this is the rare novel I'll continue to re-read and will likely find something new each time. It really is a masterpiece.

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Reading Progress

02/23/2012 page 77
23.0% "Enraptured." 2 comments
03/01/2012 page 220
66.0% "If I wasn't working so hard during the day that come night all I can read are funny quips on the internet (stop being so goddamned funny, people!), I'd have plowed through this and started it a second time. It's amazing."

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Katie One of my faves! Glad you're enjoying it so far.

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