, April 18, 2008
(view all comments by Jacqueline Church)
It's a wondrous thing when you put down a book, and a day later you find yourself thinking about someone, caring about them or worrying about them, only to recall they were a character in that book you just finished.
In addition to that quality of writing, Diaz weaves universal themes and places them in a contemporary context.
Any reader will find one or another aspect resonant. Outsider, immigrant, geeky kid taking refuge in books, observer. Connection, its relevance and strength, no matter what drives or interferes with its completion, matters.
We hope the next book comes soon, we miss our people.