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Rio de Janeiro (Writer and the City) Hardcover – Bargain Price, August 7, 2004
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As a true lover of the city, I was amazed by Ruy Castro's profound and inspired view of Rio. He makes this book as interesting for someone just looking for a travel guide as for the most serious and passionate student of the city's soul.
Rio is more than just a beautiful accident of geography and history. This one place that, so stubbornly and yet, so rightfully calls itself "the wonderful city", like a being greater than its buildings, streets, beaches and mountains, is a major character of our lives.
This is no trivial book about Rio. Ruy Castro writes, in a good-humored and elegant style, a guide to the carioca soul: a fresh, original and colorful view of the city and the people that make it the best place to live in the world.
I recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
brilliant little book. too bad the author has become a fascist in his old age.Published 17 days ago by Fernando Jose Luna de Oliveira
The city has an eclectic past that comes to life in Castro's virtual historic tour of the last 500 yearsPublished 12 months ago by J. K. Custer
I love books like these over a typical guidebook when preparing for a trip to a new place. This book did not disappoint and I am now even more excited for my trip to Rio!Published on October 28, 2013 by Sarah Spar
Ruy Castro's slim volume on Rio de Janeiro provides the casual reader a compelling portrait of that most intriguing of cities. Read morePublished on January 20, 2007 by James Stewart