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I found this book to be a very interesting read but challenging.
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.
As an African-American male, this story helped provide a perspective on Dominican culture that I would have never learned in class. Read morePublished 10 hours ago by James Lomax jr.
The message of the writing is a worthy cause for social justice. I must warn though, those not use to strong language may be offended by some of the words used to make the points... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by anthony vance
I think if Oscar could have, he would have given the book this exact title. In the beginning, I was frustrated because I wasn't sure who the narrator was, or which character was... Read morePublished 7 days ago by XSV
This book enabled me to learn about the Dominican Republic and the vile violent dictatorship of Trujillo. Read morePublished 8 days ago by 666albertastarr