Book Reviews of An Embarrassment of Mangoes : A Caribbean Interlude

An Embarrassment of Mangoes : A Caribbean Interlude
An Embarrassment of Mangoes A Caribbean Interlude
Author: Ann Vanderhoof
ISBN-13: 9780767914277
ISBN-10: 0767914279
Publication Date: 2/8/2005
Pages: 320
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Broadway
Book Type: Paperback
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This is a very good book having lived in the Caribbean I found this a very accurate telling.
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If you ever dreamed of takeing a year off and sailing from the northeast US to the islands south this will give you a good picture of what it is like. Author's husband is the sailor - she gets seasick and has no idea how to sail.
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I enjoyed the book very much. Since I have lived in the Caribbean as well, although not aboard a sailboat, it was fun to read about life in the Caribbean from that perspective. I think they missed some of the great islands by staying too long in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic. But it was fun to read about their experiences anyway!
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I enjoyed this book immensely. It has really stayed with me in the time since I've read it (over a year ago now). The author took two years and sailed around the Caribbean in a sailboat with her husband. Lots of great descriptions of the food she cooked and people she met. A really fun book to live vicariously through!
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The macaroni and cheese recipe alone makes this book worthwhile. The get-away-from-it-all story is no fairy tale and the living aboard stories ring true.
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I have really enjoyed this book. It is written in a gentle pace, about a couple who plan for seven years then sail from Canada to the Carribbean for 2 years. One of the couple is a seasoned sailor, the other recreational at best. Their exploration of their stopping points, as well as a few recipes of local foods are great. They paint a great picture of their adventures, though not all smooth sailing! A fast and enjoyable read.
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I'm not sure what I expected from this book, but I didn't enjoy it. I've visited the Caribbean and hoped this would be more of a diary of ports visited and accounts of beach days and sailing sunsets. What it is, is a lot of weather reports, sail boat jargon, recipes and stories about meeting fellow cruisers and island natives. It's written in a rather "matter of fact" format, without much humor or personal insight. I stopped reading it about half way through, so maybe it gets better at the end?
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i liked this book! it made me want to take off from the rat race and live on a boat for a few years! loved the stories and the recepies too. great book.
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Makes you want to drop whatever you're doing and sail the Caribbean!