Wow. Couldn't put it down once I was a little ways into it. I don't speak Spanish, so I undoubtedly missed some (and learned some Spanish...), but it didn't seem to matter. It was an amazing mix of history, novel, fantasy. The narrator's voice was marvelous. I'm pretty sure I will never again see in a novel a relevant reference to a professional conference session in the midst of a beatdown scene. Will definitely be on the lookout for more Junot Diaz!