Hadley’s June Recommendation

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

“This was one that I missed when it was very popular a few years ago, but I’m glad I finally got around to reading it. This book has humor, some romance, tragedy, and a very interesting group of characters. The protagonist, Oscar, is a true underdog, and his ‘brief wondrous life’ is explored through the voices of several witnesses to his trials. A few caveats: there is a good deal of Spanish and Dominican slang in the novel, as well as many references to ‘geek’ culture like The Lord of the Rings books. A resource that helped me immensely in finishing this enjoyable book was the Annotated Oscar Wao website.”

You can find this book in the library under the call number FICTION DIAZ. Or request it here from the online catalog!


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