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What Is the What by Dave Eggers
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Nov 08, 2007

it was amazing
bookshelves: 2008reads
Recommended for: people who love Africa, Eggers' writing, or lovable protagonists.

1. Whatever people might say about Dave Eggers, this book and especially the main character, Valentino, are the best I have read in a very very very long time. Heartwarming, tragic, beautiful, informative, a thousand adjectives of love.

2. You should read Nick's review and the comments when you're done -- there are several sociological issues at hand with how Eggers chose to handle the autobiography/authorship, truth vs. fiction, elements of the story, and Nick and Carrie do a great job of hashing that out here: http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

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