You need to read this book.

That isn’t a suggestion. It needs to happen. Soon.

Not because it’s the story of a family of Dominicans and their unlucky streak (here, played by the ominous Fuku. And not because it has more references to Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Comic Books then you can shake a stick at. Not because it’s funnier then any other book you’ve read this year, or more tragic, or more exhilarating. Not even because it makes you think.

Because it’s good. Straight up, no question about it good. This isn’t the kind of book that’s so dense with meaning that you walk away with it having to write a book report in your head (though, if you wanted to, you could). This is the kind of book that means something because it means something, and it doesn’t need your permission to do it either.

No compromises, no holds barred, mind blowing, genre debasing, enervating, passionate, and a few other cleaver hyperboles as well: I repeat again, you need to read this book.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. Buy it, read it, love it, pass it on to the next person you see.

Clear enough?