Junot Diaz is seriously like my favorite writer at the moment.

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My girl put me on to him, and now I'm wondering where he's been all my life.

Junot Diaz does a great job merging real world problems with the hispanic culture. I'm not hispanic, but I can surely see myself over my tios house, when my parents are at work, or when the family just gets together to have fun, eating pastelitos, tostones, platanos, etc. I don't want to be hispanic, but am very enamored with the culture, have been since I start learning to speak spanish. He effortlessly navigates the parallels between cultures.

Some of Diaz' works include:





and various short stories. One such story, The Pura Principle, appears in the New Yorker this week (3/22). Again, it speaks of the family bond in the time of turmoil.

His writing is just a breath of fresh air. An unwavering voice that may mark a generation.

I highly recommend this writer to you all, hispanic or not, if you haven't already been put on.
 
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Yeah I read the Oscar Wao book too, actually reccomended it in one of the book threads here in General. I might have to check out that second book once I'm done reading the current book I'm on.
 
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He's a really good vivid writer. I've read both of his books. I personally liked Drown more.
if you like these two books you should check out "mean streets" by Piri Thomas
 

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I loved drown especially how to date a brown girl white girl black girl or halfie. Ive read the entire book at least three times but I lost track of how many times I read that short story.
 

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Originally Posted by Luckyiam619

He's a really good vivid writer. I've read both of his books. I personally liked Drown more.
if you like these two books you should check out "mean streets" by Piri Thomas
Thanks. I'll be sure to do that.
 
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............. get in line

thing is he writes books anyone can relate to.
just becuase he struck a cord with you doesn't mean he did not struck a cord w/ everyone else.
@ thinking you're special

but really, yeah hes a good writer, creative.
 
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Yup, I read Drown, and it was instantly one of the best books that I have read. His way of writing makes it easy to put his words into life form.
 
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Originally Posted by davidisgodly

............. get in line

thing is he writes books anyone can relate to.
just becuase he struck a cord with you doesn't mean he did not struck a cord w/ everyone else.
@ thinking you're special

but really, yeah hes a good writer, creative.
so was that whole first part even needed?
 
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just finished reading oscar wao and i must say that book is crazy good. I love how Junot Diaz is able to incorporate so much and still make the story believable.
 
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As a Latino who relate to much of the stuff you guys are mentioning in your descriptions of his work, I'll be sure to check him out.
 
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Originally Posted by LESfamilia

As a Latino who relate to much of the stuff you guys are mentioning in your descriptions of his work, I'll be sure to check him out.
He's the deal
 
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