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... as if I expect all novels to have a happy ending, but I would like them to have ...
on February 8, 2018
It’s not as if I expect all novels to have a happy ending, but I would like them to have AN ending. This one, like I Am Charlotte Simmons, left me hanging. A lot of it was realistic, much of it wasn’t. There are two free-standing Starbucks in Hialeah and one just over the bridge in Miami Springs and everyone in Dade county drives. It’s impossible for 25-year-old down here to never have been inside one. Nestor is bothered by the mispronunciation of his name, yet every single Hispanic I’ve ever met (under the age of 50 who didn’t just arrive here) Anglicizes their name, never insisting on pronouncing the o as “oe.” These are the sort of details that bother me, but I suppose most readers would be unaffected.