Una crónica familiar que abarca tres generaciones y dos países, La breve y maravillosa vida de Oscar Wao cuenta la historia del gordiflón. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao has ratings and reviews. Cameron said: How this book won the Pulitzer Prize AND the National Book Cri. Readers’ questions about La maravillosa vida breve de Oscar Wao. 12 questions answered.

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Throughout the novel, violence is transmitted from the system of colonialism and dictators to the domestic sphere maravilkosa perpetuated through the generations. So I finally found a good break to read it. View all 36 comments. Diaz also proves to be something of a risk-taker. Thanks to my fellow book club member who sacrificed her sanity and DID finish this to warn me away while I still had the chance. At the very beginning of the novel, it is explained that zafa is the “one way to prevent disaster from coiling around you, only one surefire counterspell that would keep you and your owcar safe” 7.

It’s about him trying to become a person the best he knows how, with all of that working against him, plus everything else his family has already gone through- about being maravillosz loner, an outcast not only from your age group, but from your family, your culture, even the supposed expectations of your gender.

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Yunior’s masculinity echoes that of Trujillo, who in his violent actions and lust for women, also embodies Dominican hypermasculinity. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Lists with This Book. Plagued by an ancient Dominican curse, the novel chronicles the life of Oscar Wao, a contemporary immigrant on an unlikely journey where his want of personal love may come to an justifiable end.


An earnestly open-hearted protagonist, he draws us to him until we incinerate in the intensity of his character.

Dec 05, Eliza Rapsodia rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Anyway, maravillsoa all amounts to this: The gist of what the Spanglish phrases mean is pretty easy to pick up, and for those readers who absolutely have to know what wqo or chuleria mean…well, an English-Spanish dictionary is as close as the internet.

Because you can’t figure out from sentence 2 who narrates this book and this gives ve book that je ne sais quoi that oscr you going. But how difficult would it have dee to translate the Spanish in footnotes? Tolkien and, most of all, of finding love.

Mini review in english NOTE: Share your thoughts with other customers. In this way, zafa can be read as an undoing of colonialism because as fuku brings misery and bad luck, zafa has the potential to foil it and restore a more favorable balance. She read it, gave it a mild thumbs-up probably just being nice and handed it off to me.

To be a true witness to who we are as a people and mwravillosa what has happened to us. Nonetheless, I was a little uncomfortable.

Someone’s lifechanger, someone’s book they hug to their chest when they finish and re-read every couple of years for the oscaar of their life. Trujillo’s appetite for ass was “insatiable”pushing him to do unspeakable things. With these new curves maravilloza was thrown into a world where she could get what she wanted, where she was given attention without having to ask for it.


Likewise, there is a mention of being “flung into the macroverse” by “the ritual of Chud”, a nod to the ending of It.

Retrieved December 8, Throw a gringo a bone. It was always a mwravillosa of their identity, and a loud part at that, even when viea hated it they wanted you to know they hated it. I could normally infer their meaning, but it was tiring.

If someone says they read this and liked it, punch them in the throat. As Oscar has no father or brothers, Yunior is the only male with whom he can discuss his romantic yearnings; Yunior is his access into masculinity. This time he has some hope of reciprocation.

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The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Diaz, through his direct, explanatory writing style, succeeds in giving the readers a precious glimpse at life before and after the dictatorship. It’s almost not fair, the way we build up these books, or movies, or othe Hype can really change the way you perceive a book. Oscar is the kind of kid—sweaty, mumbles to himself, inevitably invades personal space, probably has bad breath—we would avoid on the subway.

New York magazine named it the Best Novel maravilposa the Year and Time magazine’s Lev Grossman named it the best work of fiction published inpraising it as “a massive, heaving, sparking tragicomedy”.