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I got bored while reading this book, the story is not catching, the characters and the story not very interesting...
Throughout the book Diaz uses a lot of Spanish phrases that will make this a difficult read if you don't have a reference point, or don't understand Spanish.
Junot Diaz has a gift for language, creating great characters, and storytelling that makes this novel unputdownable.
I was pretty fascinated by Diaz’s work even though it was not an easy read given its extensive use of Spanish terms and unconventional style of narration. Read morePublished 2 days ago by SS
Deep characters. Lots of Spanish and Dominican slang almost to the point that the book would have been unreadable if I hadn't read it on my kindle with the ability to easily look... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Kevin K.
I loved this book. The writing style and sequencing was novel to me. This book was so rich in character creation and the history of the Dominican Republic, I found it hard to put... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Christine Rodrigues
This is one of those classic immigrant novels that sweeps over you with its boldness and love and tragedy and courageous journey from the home country (Dominican Republic) to New... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Lewis Baker
It would help the reader to be slightly conversant in modern day, Latin American Spanish, particularly slang and street language. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Allan M.
This book is literally one of THE BEST books I have ever read! It has the capacity to make you laugh and cry all in one page.Published 11 days ago by Tyler Odeneal
This book takes some concentration. Diaz's use of the English language is stunning, and works to highlight a beautifully tragic story.Published 13 days ago by Cassandra N Collins