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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Diaz

PostPosted: October 26th, 2011, 4:10 pm
by admin
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao is a bestselling novel written by Dominican author Junot Díaz. It has received numerous positive reviews from critics and went on to win numerous prestigious awards in 2008, including the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Talk about it here.

Writer Junot Diaz will be coming to Manila in November to attend the 2nd Manila International Literary Festival
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Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Diaz

PostPosted: November 5th, 2011, 11:02 pm
by Wanda
Finally finished this book after 2 weeks! argh! Thanks, deathwalker for the prodding! it's not a story about Oscar alone but about the saga of his family including his sister, mother, and grandfather, and how they survived the dicatorial era of President Trujillo in the Dominican Republic and started a new life in the States. It's told by comparing the events, places and people to books, characters, movies, tv shows, games, etc. But honestly i thought I had to endure a lot more ramblings abut the Dominican history, cultures, political figures and celebrities than I cared to know about. check out my blog post here: http://wandafulworldofbooks.blogspot.co ... ao-by.html

Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Diaz

PostPosted: November 6th, 2011, 11:26 pm
by thevinethatwrites
Hey, Wanda! I'm still in the middle of nowhere in this book. Hehe. I am encouraged that you finished it already! I shall do that, too! :)

Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Diaz

PostPosted: November 7th, 2011, 1:03 am
by Wanda
thevinethatwrites wrote:Hey, Wanda! I'm still in the middle of nowhere in this book. Hehe. I am encouraged that you finished it already! I shall do that, too! :)


Hi ivy, actually i got stuck somewhere before the middle too, and i was looking for a reading partner, but deathwalker prodded me a little, like a nudge! hehehe, so now im happy i finished it! :-D

Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Diaz

PostPosted: November 8th, 2011, 9:53 pm
by thevinethatwrites
Wanda wrote:Hi ivy, actually i got stuck somewhere before the middle too, and i was looking for a reading partner, but deathwalker prodded me a little, like a nudge! hehehe, so now im happy i finished it! :-D


Great! I'm now encouraged, too! :)

Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Diaz

PostPosted: November 8th, 2011, 10:40 pm
by Wanda
Yup! It gets better when you get to Beli's story. She's Oscar's mom :D I guess since im a girl i could relate more. Oscar's story i think is really more for guys :D hehe

Re: The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - by Junot Diaz

PostPosted: January 14th, 2012, 12:40 pm
by xujin min
Can I borrow this book. It seems interesting. Hoping your positive response.:)