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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.
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 4 days ago by XSV
This book enabled me to learn about the Dominican Republic and the vile violent dictatorship of Trujillo. Read morePublished 6 days ago by 666albertastarr
This is a witty and informative book on the mid 20th century of the Dominican Republic, and a subculture in the United States. Read morePublished 12 days ago by KRB
This is a good book that shows the mentality of dominicans back in the Trujillo's regime and it's lasting effect after his fall. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Felipe Gavilán
I loved the historical fiction. The characters were well made and real. I recommend this to everyone. It crosses many generations.Published 15 days ago by debra pitts