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We’re in Havana during the economic crisis of the early 1990’s when people appear with buckets to ask for slices of meat off of a dead horse. Read morePublished 8 months ago by James W. Fonseca
Couldn't finish it- it was like reading a porn novel written by a 15 year old that had visions of being Hemingway & misses by a mile. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Zeke
Excellent -- though a bit too raunchy at times for my taste. I've been to Havana, and the reality of life depicted in this book rings true and jives well with my own impressions:... Read morePublished 15 months ago by david woo
Cuba is a place I have always wanted to visit. Unfortunately, our government has forbidden ordinary Americans from traveling to Cuba for over five decades, and although there has... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Rocky Macy
Good read for an authentic perspective on Cuba in the 90's. Book is full of short chapters and while each is beautifully written, they get a bit repetitive. Read morePublished 18 months ago by M & S Kirsch
“I write to jar people a little and force others to wake up and smell the s***.”
Last week I discovered the Cuban Severo Sarduy, who wrote “as therapy” declaring... Read more
Frank, unflinching, iinteresting. I've visited Cuba a few times and met a lot of people, this book is the closest thing I have read that matches the warped reality of life under... Read morePublished on October 5, 2013 by DAVID LESSNER