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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Paperback – 5 Feb 2009
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This is not an easy book to read: the book's structure is complex, switching narrators, moving in and out of history. In addition there is the regular use of Spanish slang, of swear words and of geeky references to Sci Fi, fantasy and Japanese anime. For this British reader I could have done with a lexicon.
Nevertheless I found the effort of reading this book all worthwhile. It was fascinating to explore a history which I knew nothing about and to watch as the lives of Oscar and his other family members unfolded.