Side Note: This is my 100th post. Hooray.
Díaz’s voice is what really wins the day, however. It’s witty, powerful, and sticks out with its savage personality (whatever that means).
One takeaway for a writer is how well Diaz connected these stories. They all stand on their own, but after drowning yourself in his voice and characters and settings you start to see the little universe he creates. It’s very subtle.
I was a little bugged by the second person POV Diaz kept using. I kept thinking, “No, I don’t feel that way.” I see what he’s doing and blame myself for reading the collection too quickly to begin with. (Again, something you probably shouldn’t do.)
I look forward to reading Diaz’s other books, like Drown (which I heard was a better read).