27 August 2009
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
Everyone in the neighborhood was talking about this book, so my neighbor loaned it to me to read so I could talk about it too. Unfortunately, he seems to be on vacation now. Anyway. I liked this book (especially the footnotes that bugged some people- really, who can complain about interesting footnotes). I really know very little about the Dominican Republic and I enjoyed reading something about it, even if it is fiction. But it's the writing that made the book worth reading for me. Words like vibrant are a good way to describe it.
Side note- if you're a careful reader, I'm not recommending it to you.