Currently reading: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), Junot Díaz
Just Finished: Wow, what an incredible book. Absolutely one of my favorite books now. I can’t believe I didn’t read this sooner. I loved all of Diaz’s use of “spanglish” and the unusual combination of academic conventions (like footnotes), folklore, magic realism, geeky references, multiple narrators, and slang. It would definitely help to have some knowledge of Spanish, but honestly, the story is so compelling and well-written that I don’t think that should be a turn off. Seriously, I could not recommend this book more.