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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Review: This Is How You Lose Her


This Is How You Lose Her
This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



Rat-a-tat-tat. I hear the sound of a cartoon machine gun in my head every time I read Junot Diaz.

There is this ride-along feeling from this book that makes it almost therapeutic. Maybe it's just having Yunior narrate for us (then a sly move to a third personish narrator later in the book which is so very intimate) which feels like a known quantity. It's like an old voice that we can trust. He is the certainty that we crave from our institutions right there on the page.

The language? Coarse, quick and pointed. No doubt. No doubt I can't wait for the next one.




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