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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
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Oct 25, 2011

it was amazing
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This was a fantastic book to read while I was in Honduras. Yes, I know that the Dominican Republic, where it's mostly set, and Honduras are quite different, but I loved the Spanglish--and actually the voice in general is phenomenal. I also ended up learning a whole bunch about the DR.

It has some pretty fricken long footnotes (often whole different long stories), which usually I don't like, but they were so entertaining themselves that I actually kind of enjoyed them. This may be my new favorite book.
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Maribeth I'm glad you liked this, Stasia! I loved it too. I had the same thought about the footnotes, but can't imagine the story without them.


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Kim Brown Hmmm, I'd like to give this a try. thanks!


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