Jorge Amado's story-telling ability is masterful. I love a book that I can insert myself into as an invisible observer. This is such one.Published 13 days ago by Linda J. Jenkins
My girlfriend died of cancer sometime after I bought her this book. I don't think that it has to do with the book, but I'm just saying.
The book is pretty good I thought.
This was a read for my book club. I did not like the book. Not my type or style. I did think it was well written but not for me.Published 7 months ago by E. Davis
I like reading. I like reading books that most consider boring. This book though...
The last 10% (no spoilers) departs completely from the first 90%, and as dreadful as... Read more
This is an excellent story. The translation is a little rough (if you speak Portuguese, you can tell that some idioms were translated too directly), but it's still wonderful. Read morePublished 11 months ago by O's Mom
I must say I enjoyed "Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon" a lot more, but this is certainly also an extremely well written book by Amado. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Lionel
Written in his inimitable insightful, humorous, and ribald style, this is a very enjoyable read. Gabriela, Clove, and Cinnamon is the better book for me.Published 21 months ago by bigboppar
What a great experience reading this masterpiece. Not only is the reader thoroughly entertained, but you also get great insights into Brazilian history, culture, music, and social... Read morePublished on April 25, 2012 by kenny mulligan