Book Reviews of Waiting for Snow in Havana : Confessions of a Cuban Boy

Waiting for Snow in Havana : Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Waiting for Snow in Havana Confessions of a Cuban Boy
Author: Carlos Eire
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ISBN-13: 9780743246415
ISBN-10: 0743246411
Publication Date: 12/24/2004
Pages: 400
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 60 ratings
Publisher: Free Press
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed Waiting for Snow in Havana : Confessions of a Cuban Boy on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Liked the book - I was touched by this story of a true-life Cuban boy.
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I learned so much about growing up in Havana, the joy of life , in the upper class. The reality of the communist way of life was pne of escape. It was a great story and I would like to talk to the author about howq he feels today?!
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I got this book from a friend...it's a great insight into Havana Cuba both pre and post Castro ( if we assume Castro will not reascend the presidency after his current illness.) It is the tale of a young boy from his unusual upper middle class family. It is also a story of family separation, class distinction, and lies of Castro...also the sabotage of the Kennedy's Bay of Pigs. It left alot of questions unanswered but was at all times interesting and compelling.
reviewed Waiting for Snow in Havana : Confessions of a Cuban Boy on + 64 more book reviews
This is a WONDERFUL (non-fiction) recollection of a boyood in Havana just prior to and at the beginning of Castro's takeover of the island. Carlos Eire is from an upper middle class family but led a pretty carefree existence which ended abruptly in 1959. I visited Cuba in 1959 and his descriptions of the place brought back a lot of memories. Easy and very enjoyable reading.
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Insightful, 5 year snapshot of life in Cuba before, during and after the revolution... from a Cuban's point of view. Particularly enjoyed the narrative through the eyes of a child.
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While the subject matter is worthy the wording is long and you never really feel like you reach the meat of the story. Rather the reader is left feeling like they were served hamburger rather than the steak they ordered. Much I guess, like the author may feel about his life.