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This Is How You Lose Her
This Is How You Lose Her
Author: Junot Diaz
Junot Díaz burst into the literary world with Drown, a collection of indelible stories that revealed a major new writer with the "eye of a journalist and the tongue of a poet" (Newsweek). His eagerly awaited first novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, arrived like a thunderclap, topping best-of-the-year ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781594487361
ISBN-10: 1594487367
Publication Date: 9/11/2012
Pages: 240
  • Currently 2.9/5 Stars.

2.9 stars, based on 19 ratings
Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Disclaimer: I very rarely abandon books, especially book club books. However, I could not make my way through this one.

This is How You Lose Her is the story narrated by Yunior, a young man of Dominican heritage, who is finding his way through life looking for love. It is the story of some of the women he loves and loses. It is his story.

It was pretty clear from the first page that this book is not for me. Within the first page were the words a**ho**, f***king, and sh**. Not my kind of language, not my kind of writing style. It did not help that the story being told in those first pages is about a young man cheating on his girlfriend.

However, for a book club selection, I persevere. For me, the book goes from bad to worse. In the next few pages, the narrator refers to his friends calling his girlfriend a b**ch.

Again, for a book club selection, I attempt to persevere. Unfortunately, the language and writing style and tone remain the same. There may have been a story in there. I couldn't get past the writing to see it. The book successfully lost me.