Junot Diaz’s This Is How You Lose Her

I just finished reading Junot Diaz’s new book, This Is How You Lose Her. I read it in one sitting because I couldn’t put it down. The stories basically all have the same plot–an incredibly sexy woman leaves an idiotic man (usually Yunior) who cheats on her–but Diaz’s language, especially his gift for dialogue and atmosphere, make them all riveting. It is not quite as good a book as his first one, Drown, but it is still a masterpiece. I don’t have much to say about it because there’s really nothing negative about it to nitpick, and its beauty is best experienced on one’s own rather than having a reviewer try to describe it secondhand.


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