Geek references + the Dominican Republic = instance classic. In this episode, Maureen Kincaid Speller joins me to discuss the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz. We tackle the novel's treatment of geekery, its exploration of masculinity, romance, and the coming-of-age narrative, and much more! I hope you enjoy it! Please support Shaun's Rambles by reviewing it on iTunes and Stitcher! You can subscribe to this show on iTunes, Stitcher, or via RSS. You can download the MP3 here or stream the file below. Show Notes: * The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz (Riverhead Books) * Maureen Kincaid Speller's Stuff: * Her Website * Her Blog (Paper Knife) * Her Twitter Intro and outro music comes from "Pyro Flow" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com); licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Enjoy the episode!