What did you think of the novel of short, wondrous life of Oscar Wao?
I sort of despised the book because it's so sex-centered. Not everyone cares about sex. Other than that, I found it well-written.
Not as good as its reputation. A few years after reading it, I remember very little about it.
Heavy Puerto Rican//Spanglish dialogue--very gimmicky. Didn't enjoy it very much.
It is better than some things I've read recently.
One of the best books if the past decade.
A gimmick. I bet the author never thought anyone would actually fall for it.
Not that it would bother me but I don't recall it having very much sex.
Well written but, like other things that I've read by Junot Diaz, pretty sexist. No one ever calls him on that, though.
Is it Asian?
No. Dominican. The character is called "Oscar Wao" after Oscar Wilde. It's because he's a bookworm and apparently Wilde was an author that stuck in the narrator's head. (And the character was named Oscar, IIRC). I liked a lot of the Spanglish stuff because I'm from Cuba and that's sort of what my childhood was like in the U.S. But ultimately, I wondered what all the fuss was about.