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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9781594483592 (1594483590)
Publisher: Riverhead
Pages no: 350
Edition language: English
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Joelle's Bibliofile
Joelle's Bibliofile rated it
4.0 Truly Wonderful and wonderfully True
Wonderful and lyrical, tragic and thought-provoking 2007 Pulitzer Prize winner. Uses multiple points of view to poignantly examine the experience of three young adults straddling between their origins in a Dominican Repulic decimated by war and their transition to a lower class area of New Jersey. T...
Literary Sara
Literary Sara rated it
Another book I picked up from a used book sale. The book grabbed me by its intro, which mixes pop culture and scifi/fantasy references with historical details from the Dominican Republic and a little bit of magic and curses. How does that even work? How is it possible that the first chapters describ...
Sarah's Library
Sarah's Library rated it
1.5 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
31/5 - This isn't working for me. The footnotes are bothering me particularly. I barely know anything about the Dominican Republic and I feel like Diaz expects me to be well versed in their history and their notable historical figures, as well as other pop culture references that are as clear as mud...
DanySpike rated it
4.5 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Díaz
This book had been recommended to me over and over but I kept putting it off. Now I understand why everybody wanted me to read it. This book shows you the life of Oscar and his family in a very special, latinamerican way, with passion, fury, magic and resignation. It truly felt as if I was readi...
The English Student
The English Student rated it
4.0 The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz
I'm really not sure what I can say about The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I'm not even 100% sure I actually enjoyed it. It's the story of several generations of a Dominican family and the supposed curse that lingers around them from the time of the Dominican dictator Trujillo. Chronologically...
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