Así es como la pierdes es un libro sobre mujeres que quitan el sentido y sobre el amor y el ardor. Y sobre la traición porque a veces traicionamos lo que más. This Is How You Lose Her has ratings and reviews. said: This is a collection of short stories about Yunior. Yunior is a. This Is How You Lose Her is the second collection of short stories by Junot Díaz. It is the third of Díaz’s books to feature his recurring protagonist Yunior.
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Return to Book Page. On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove.
At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing fo On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders.
At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness–and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart.
Hardcover ew, pages. Published September 11th by Riverhead Books first published September Yunior de Las Casas.
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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Did anyone else find this book to be boring? I picked it up because of the flashy cover, and NOT by the title riaz was immediately drawn to throw the book into a fire. Nicola Cataldo Very relieved that others find this as disappointing as I did. What is the all the commotion? I didn’t like Oscar Wao any better. Both were flat and …more Very relieved that others find this as disappointing as I did.
Both were flat and predictable, and misogyny doesn’t count junpt color. I listened to the audio book of this as read by the author, so I don’t have page numbers.
There’s a section of the book told from the perspective of a woman. Does anyone know who she is in relation to Yunior?
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The wife who sends letters to Ramon is …more In the section Otravida Otravez, the narrator Yasmin is dating a man Ramon who is Yunior and Rafa’s father. The wife who sends letters to Ramon is Yunior’s mother. Lists with This Book. Oct 11, Gatamadrizgmail. This is a collection of short stories about Yunior. Yunior is a louse. All the men in his life are serial cheaters from his father to his brother to his best friend. Yes, there is a pitch that this is part of the Dominican Culture — but frankly I can speak with women friends of mine from France, Spain, Italy, Russia, Germany and England and every single one of them knows this guy or has dated this clown.
He screws around on women, and when he is caught and discarded there is great chest thumpin This is a collection of short stories about Yunior. He screws around on women, and when he is caught and discarded there is great chest thumping and hair tearing and he learns Diaz provides imagery fireworks — great use of language, flying sentences, created a real louse of a character Yunior who keeps you reading because, well it’s like watching a bad driver wreck his same car in the same way 5 or six times.
My big problem with this book is that is left me unmoved and oddly unfeeling, considering the subject matter. Took me a while to figure it out. There is not one fully drawn women character in any of these stories. In fact, there is one story that took me until page six to figure out it was supposed to be a female character. The women are merely devices to allow Yunior to react to something.
Even he, Mr Diaz, on his website talks about his inability to create female characters — he’s male. Had the writer gotten past this, as many male writers do, he coud have opened up the story to a real look at this explosive topic.
View all 26 comments. Sep 13, Cheryl rated it did not like it Shelves: This is how you lost me. You gave me flat characters powered by preoccupations with sex and body parts, especially bushy hair, peppered the prose with Spanish words that were often slangy or derogatory, and allowed superficial, albeit energetic, descriptions of shallow thoughtlessness to masquerade as gritty literary style.
I am puzzled as to why I feel so far off the general opinion of the literary pundits who widely praise this book. I do wonder if it is because of my utter lack of exposure to This is how you lost me. I do wonder if it is because of my utter lack of exposure to any Spanish or Hispanic culture. That differs markedly from the USA, where varying degrees of Hispanic influence are ubiquitous, and this in turn may inform an American reader’s interpretation and reaction. Perhaps I lack the cultural tools to appreciate it.
Nonetheless, I didn’t like it. These stories left me either cold or irritated, usually the latter, and they were not redeemed by insight, poetic prose, unusual characters or stories. I had the same response to Drown and hoped, even expected, that it was a one-off, but now I can say with certainty that I do not like Diaz’s writing.
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View all 45 comments. This is exactly how you lose me. Not that there was worth quoting anything in here anyway. Here is the thing, i get tremendously excited when my real life friends recommend me a book, especially if it’s a guy friend. No, no, i am not sexist by any means, i just like seeing what me “This is how you lose her” True dat.
No, no, i am not sexist by any means, i just like seeing what men find interesting in fiction when they aren’t babbling about Star Wars. My great friend, William, lend me his copy and i couldn’t wait to dive into it. It’s a small book. Mind you, i read HP and Goblet of Fire in less than two days, so this looked like a piece diza cake to me. Was i wrong, or was i fucking wrong?!
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Reading this was a struggle! I hate everything about it. I couldn’t read a single page without making that face Here, let me show you: Not sure what kind of audience this book targets, but it definitely wasn’t for me! I’m not very familiar with Dominican culture, nor am i going to sit here and act like an expert on the subject. All i know is, diqz despised the main character and hated almost every women he dated.
Everyone is ghetto AF. If someone cheated on you, why on earth would you ever give them a second chance? Particularly, someone like this guy. I just don’t get it.
Allow me to give you a sneak peek. And remember, if you love yourself, stay as far as possible from this book. Sep 18, Roger DeBlanck rated it it was amazing Shelves: In he walloped the literary landscape and established his name as a meteoric presence with Drowna collection of gritty stories centering on Dominican American immigrants and culture.
Not until a decade later did he finish his next work, the acclaimed novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Waowhich recounts in ecstatic prose the tragedies that befall a first generation Dominican American fam This Is How You Lose Her is another blast of ingenious storytelling from the talented Junot Diaz.
Not until a decade later did he finish his next work, the acclaimed novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Waowhich recounts in ecstatic prose the tragedies that befall a first generation Dominican American family. With this collection of stories, Diaz continues to explore his trademark themes of hardship, loss, failure, and resilience in the lives of Dominican American characters.
Each of the stories focuses on individuals confronting tough times and the consequences of their choices, especially in regards to love and relationships. The central figure and narrator for several of the pieces is the incomparable Yunior. His voice ranks among the most distinctive and inimitable in modern literature. Through his perspective, Diaz gives us an uncensored glimpse into the lives of a community of men and women battling through the riotous terrain of love from both the emotional and carnal side.
Diaz does not hold back with his oftentimes salacious details of love. He navigates the perils of sex and relationships with complete honesty and openness. He is a genius of language, most notably with the peerless voice of Yunior. His prose is like wildfire, tearing through everything and leaving you unsettled. We can only hope Diaz continues to produce work in the decades ahead that resonates with the same uproarious energy for life as he does in This Is How You Lose Her.
I can hardly wait for his next work. Sep 16, David Dacosta rated it liked it.
Junot Diaz has come full circle and returned to his writing roots. The unapologetic use of the word nigger and the raw sexual references that Diaz has become known for are also back for a second occasion. Short story collections are usually hit and miss.
This Is How follows laa pattern.