Lacking in style and content, I really felt that the true meaning of this book could not be felt without some knowledge of the Spanish language and the history of the Dominican Republic. I felt like I was reading a book intended for someone else. It's 1 star for "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao."
A great character study but for such a long book I was looking for more of a story. Well written and enjoyable but too lengthy and a little lacking. It's 3 stars for "On Beauty."