Marta Acosta received a degree in English literature and creative writing from Stanford University. Happy Hour at Casa Dracula. Marta Acosta. Latina Ivy League grad Milagro de Los Santos can't find her place in the world or a man to go with it. Milagro, however, is a damn hell fascinating character.
She speaks directly to the reader through asides and commentary within each situation, which was jarring at first, but then became one of the quirks of her character, like a Shakespeare character addressing the audience. Not every character does, so those that do are significant.
At the beginning of the book, her manner of addressing the story and the reader can make her seem an unreliable narrator, but ultimately I recognized her written style as indicative of the fact that as a Latina trodding in the world of WASPS and the very flaky top of the upper crust, she herself did not feel entirely welcome in any situation she was in.
By the end of the book, I found myself questioning whether Milagro did change, and if she grew or developed as an individual.
She certainly changes, but then seems, on the surface, to change back. On one hand, she stops pushing herself to act on, and think, and write what she thinks will impress other people, and starts living solely to make herself happy. Oswald, however, is a very curious hero, and his behavior is one reason you cannot read this novel expecting it to be a straight-up romance, neat with a twist. My problems with the story came from not being able to clearly discern what was real. Was the disease real, or was vampirism real?
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Makes me feel stoopud. Aside from the possibilities of subtext, and the questions surrounding the resolution to the story, Happy Hour at Casa Dracula is a marvelously fun book to read, and is published at just the right time.
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Yes, of course. Put the two together and it begins to look a lot more significant. My new goal in life is to earn a good grade from her.
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