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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.

by Anonymousreply 901/24/2013

Not as good as its reputation. A few years after reading it, I remember very little about it.

by Anonymousreply 101/23/2013

Heavy Puerto Rican//Spanglish dialogue--very gimmicky. Didn't enjoy it very much.

by Anonymousreply 201/23/2013

It is better than some things I've read recently.

by Anonymousreply 301/23/2013

One of the best books if the past decade.

by Anonymousreply 401/23/2013

A gimmick. I bet the author never thought anyone would actually fall for it.

by Anonymousreply 501/23/2013

Loved it.

Not that it would bother me but I don't recall it having very much sex.

by Anonymousreply 601/23/2013

Well written but, like other things that I've read by Junot Diaz, pretty sexist. No one ever calls him on that, though.

by Anonymousreply 701/23/2013

Is it Asian?

by Anonymousreply 801/24/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 901/24/2013
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