5/52: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz

 I didn't take this picture... source  here

I didn't take this picture... source here

I will keep this overview short and sweet, not because this book isn't worth a longer post but mostly because I started a new job this week and I have been quite busy with that. 

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was such a fun read! When I call a book a "fun read" it usually means that it either made me laugh a lot, was a "page turner," or kept me at the edge of my seat. This book is written by Junot Diaz who is a Dominican American author. He tells the tale of a family that immigrated from the Dominican republic to the U.S. You learn a lot about the Dominican Republic; its culture, political history, and its relationship with neighboring countries like Cuba and Haiti. Most of this history is in the footnotes, which I love. If I ever write a book I will definitely use footnotes. 

So, with my lack of time this week, I am going to link you all to this video by an awesome book reviewer.  And a link to the same book reviewers quotes on the book. 

Buy it here.

Borrow it here.