What I’m Reading – February 2014


  1. Hi Karen

    Just finished Junot Diaz’ The Brave and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. I’m now reading Eclipse Four Ed. by Jonathan Strahan and The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi.


    • Is the Diaz good, Anthony? I admit, I let go ‘This is how you lose her’ as I wasn’t enjoying it.

      • Anthony says:

        Diaz was both fantastic and frustrating. I did out the novel down a few times but I was glad that there was enough in it to lure me back. Diaz voice here is fresh and innovative,with a wonderful sense of humor. I think, however, the plot needed a little more in terms of narrative and he possibly went for too many voices. Parts are brilliant and by the end I certainly thought it worth it. 8/10 from me, which is a very high ‘A’ but I do understand some readers’ frustrations with the text.
        Thumbs up from me. Could do with a Spanish gloassary too…

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