In the Distance (Diaz)

I’d never heard of Diaz, much less that this was a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, but a reader I trust recommended it and. . . wow! This has to be one of the most gripping and tightly-written novels I’ve read in a long time. It was very difficult to put down. Diaz’s precise detail and meticulous sentences reminded me of the first time I read Cormac McCarthy. Even the layout of the cover – which irked me for a time – ends up making vivid and beautiful sense.

Sit in the bookstore or library and read Chapter 20. It’s a masterwork all by itself.

The book, which is strong from the beginning, only gets better as it goes. As in Chapter 20, Diaz’s depictions of time are absolutely incredible.

And I just discovered that this is his first novel. Absolutely magnificent.

2 Replies to “In the Distance (Diaz)”

  1. If you have this book I would like to read it. Thanks, Rosanne Druian 10730 Euclid Avenue. 1615 Cleveland, Ohio 44106 rdruian@gmail.com 216 465 1097

    On Sat, Feb 2, 2019 at 11:41 AM bookreviewsbycharles wrote:

    > EEllenbogen posted: ” I’d never heard of Diaz, much less that this was a > Pulitzer Prize Finalist, but a reader I trust recommended it and. . . wow! > This has to be one of the most gripping and tightly-written novels I’ve > read in a long time. It was very difficult to put down. ” >

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