What I’m Reading – The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa

Buy this wonderous book!

Buy this wondrous book!

I usually don’t write about what I’m reading because I never know if I’m going to give the book a recommend until I’ve finished the book, but Junot Diaz has written the book that is the exception to my rule, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Woa. I’m just 100 pages in, but I’m all ready in love with this book. It is the story of a young Dominican boy who is obsessed with science fiction and fantasy. It is a wonderfully rich tale of his life as an outcast in his family, his Dominican community, and the world outside his immediate influence. It is an awkward life that makes for a compelling story. The book won the Pulitzer, and I can see why. Diaz writes with an ease that I can only dream of achieving. I’m in envious awe of his talent. The language is raw. The sentiment is heartbreaking. The book is wondrous.

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