Díaz is a problematic fav of mine. A lot like Murakami, I can never tell if he's being deconstructive or if he actually is a little bit sexist. Maybe a little of both. That aside, his prose is insane. Even if this book didn't have a gripping story and fascinating characters- which it does- it would still be worth a read for the narration alone. I don't know how else to describe it other than it being simply SO FUN to read his sentences. I highly recommend this book.