Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Juno Diaz

I bought this book the same week I heard that it had won the Pulizter Prize. I really enjoyed reading it, and might consider it in the future as a summer reading book for AP English. It reminded me of a cross between One Hundred Years of Solitude and Sherman Alexie's Flight. My only other Dominican reading has been Julia Alvarez, and In the Time of the Butterflies is good background for the political climate of the novel.

Friday, April 18, 2008

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly by Jean-Dominique Bauby

I was interested in reading this book back when it first came out, but when I saw that it had been made into a movie, I had to read the book before seeing the movie. I'm glad I did. What a tragic story, beautifully told.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

Text Here
The perfect spring break novel. I haven't laughed this hard at a novel about work since Coupland's JPod. This book the fictional equivalent of a cross between television's The Office and the movie Office Space.