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This is a thoroughly entertaining read and I recommend it highly.
It got a little too neat for my tastes by the end, with no loose threads or plots left unaccounted for, but I enjoyed it quite a bit nonetheless.
Garcia writes well in a journalistic style that conveys meaning with well chosen details about the characters.
Couldn't put it down. The characters draw you into their lives in an instant and won't let you go. Brilliant writing that paints pictures of people, politics and messy lives.Published 5 months ago by Ryah
This is my first forray into Cristina Garcia's work (but not my first into South American/Latin American writing) and I must say that I was addicted to the book from its opening... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Gerald Browning
Great book. Cristina garcia is an excellent writer. Book i rec'd was in good condition. No rips, scribbles, hardcover w/ jacket intact. Fairly prompt in timing. No complaints.Published 10 months ago by Bucher
This was a pretty quick read. It got a little too neat for my tastes by the end, with no loose threads or plots left unaccounted for, but I enjoyed it quite a bit nonetheless. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Clancy J Clark
This book reminds me of the classic movies were numerous characters run parallel lives and stars act in cameo roles to play all the multitude of characters in the story. Read morePublished 19 months ago by C. B Collins Jr.
This is just one of those novels that was fun to read. There is nothing complex about the novel. And it could hardly be expected to be a National Book Award finalist as apparently... Read morePublished 21 months ago by C. E. Selby
This book is short, but the author packs in so much beautiful imagery in her prose that each word becomes essential. Read morePublished 22 months ago by M. Cheng
While reading this book, you will find that Christina Garcia is a skilled author. Words are carefully selected; the book is structured in an interesting manner; no detail is left... Read morePublished 24 months ago by Nicole
Eventhoug there were several characters at the beginning of the book, the description of the Latin American culture is magnificent. Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by Ale