Junot Diaz Message Board
Amanda posts on 7/5/2005 10:42:33 PM
Hi. i juat restly learned aboy Junot Diaz .. i'm doing a project on him and his family backroun i need to now about his familly. friends and any other relating thing.
Brenda duran posts on 6/19/2005 10:07:50 PM
Just wanted share with everyone as A Dominican I also can identify with allot of the Characters In this book His experience as a Dominican Growing Up In The Island and coming to NYC as Little Kid and having a Tough Father Typicall of Dominican dads I identify so much!! I Love Your storys Junot Cant wait to read More of your Books as a Dominican women from Washington Heights and beeing the Duaghter of Dominican imigrants and beeing one. I just have to say You are another Jewel In the Crown That is Dominicans in the United states, your great thanks for all the emotions you stired up with this book
Edwin Castro posts on 5/25/2005 11:07:50 PM
As a fellow Dominican I identified very much with several of the characters in his stories.I grew up in D.C. but I spent a lot of time in New York and Jersey.Until I discovered Diaz's stories,I didn't really believe that my own experiences and the way I interpret the world were worth writing about.Thanks to him I realized that my own experiences and desires were worth writing.I've always wanted to be a writer and now I have a model of what I aspire to one day become.Thank you Junot Diaz.Maybe I'll have a chance to meet you someday.
Saundz posts on 4/11/2005 7:44:25 PM
Just finished Drown, picked it up at the library because it was thin. Loved it, wanting more from this author. It says on the second to last page - he is working on his next book. Not to hurry perfection, but that was 9 years ago. Any ideas when I might be able to consume it? This is why I prefer to read dead authors, you can whip through their collections without waiting for them to create.
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