I’ve started Days of Awe and so far so good. I’m enjoying the book so far but perhaps I should have waited a week after reading Oscar Wao to start a new book.

It happens, especially to me. If the previous book was good, it skews my opinion. Already I’m finding it difficult to follow the text, although the imagery is good. I’m not exactly in love with the protagonist nor am I liking or understanding her point of view. There are also a lot of explainers making it read like a history book. (yes, one of the characters in a Cuban Jew and so explaining how that is possible is part of telling the story. But I feel like it is a history lesson.)

But I’m still in the early stages of reading the book. Plenty of time for things to turn around and for me to forget about a certain Dominican-American character I had grown to love.