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This was the first and last book I read for fun during my first quarter as a grad student. I loved this book, but to be completely honest, I read this book just as life as I knew it got sucked into the vortex of school, and so I didn’t ever jot down thoughts about this book. Fuzzy brain cells, regenerate, please!
Let’s see… Fantastic narrator. Gripping storyline. Multigenerational epic. Drama. Violence. Terror. Sex. Believable characters. Spanglish. Tons of obscure sci-fi references. Stir well, and add Dominican Republic scenery and history to taste. Díaz bakes all of these ingredients into a fantastic book, and if only I hadn’t waited months to write this reviewlette, I could give you the specifics. As it is, I just remember it was delicious. 8 out of 10.