Tuesday, April 14, 2009

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz

Okay, this was an entertaining novel. The big surprise is that it won a Pulitzer Prize; wow - the other submissions must have been really poor. Not that this is bad. But I never felt I really got to know the main character, Oscar, in any deep fashion. The style is unusual for a modern day novel, but perhaps is more typical of Dominican literature. I'd say, B+.