Tuesday, 10 August 2010
April 2009 - Book no 13
The brief wondrous life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
Oscar is a young man, and outcast that finds himself growing up in the most extraordinary circumstances. He is transplanted to the very intriguing environment of Santa Domingo where he once again find himself caught up in a world that he does not really belong to. Eternally the fringe figure he finds his solace in science fiction. If you know a bit about this genre in literature or the movies you might find yourself surprise every now and again by references and quotes.
A truly original, but very sad read that is so well written that you can actually see the characters come alive. I would greatly recommend this book to every one that likes an original read.
Cat's rating: A great 9/10