Fascinating and disturbing. Only thing I knew about the Dominican Republic was that they had resorts and it shared half an island with Haiti. I had no idea about the horrific dictator Trujillo and the long period of atrocities. Felt relieved to not have been born in that time and place. Some interesting stylistic devices with the narrators and the combination of Spanish and geek slang. The writer threw in a lot of Spanish without translating. Some I understood by context. Understood more of the nerdy book references of the protagonist to Lord of the Rings, Dune, and the Watchmen.