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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2013

    As a student of Cuban history, having studied at the university

    As a student of Cuban history, having studied at the university of Havana, I found this book infuriating. I think that the book serves only as an interesting insight into the biased and often inflexible perspective of the Cuban diaspora in the US.  The idea of Batistas cuba as a "paradise" is absurd and the conjecture that the revolution has spoiled the cuba that could have been is even more so.  If you would like to inform yourself about cuba both past and present I recommend educating yourself fully on the islands fascinating history, you will also learn quite a big about the US in doing so. This book is not a good source for information regarding the effects of the revolution on cuba as a whole but rather an interesting insight into one mans personal experience and how his life has shaped his memories and perspective. 

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  • Posted February 7, 2011

    Deciding to purchase this book...

    Just viewed a TV program about the " Pedro Pan " Cuban children that fled into the US in the early 60's as Carlos Eire being one of them. Just his comments on this program gives me less reasons to consider reading his book because he seems to be stuck in that trauma of his childhood and the vision of the Cuba that could have been. What he needs to do is move forward and find better ways to help the Cuba peoples' stuggles. The reason Cuba is not free is that the Cuban people are not willing to shed their blood for the ultimate sacrifice at ending that regime!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2010

    Pretty bad..

    I could not get past the writer's constant references to 18th Century France and how his family were the Bourbons in a previous life. I bought the book to read about Cuba, not some far-fetched fantasy. To confess, I read exactly only FIVE pages, so this review is quite biased. You know, if you just emigrated to escape Fidel, it does not add up to a story worth telling. There must be more to that...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2006

    draining

    As a Floridian i have a passing interest on Cuba. I have many Cuban friends and was looking forward to this book. It actually made me angry. The author was a spoiled, whiny rich brat in Cuba and continued to be a whiny brat in the U.S. I admire how he made something of himself in the U.S. but come on. Many of us suffer tragedies and setbacks that we must overcome. His story was no more fascinating then someone that has lost a parent or been abandoned by a parent. I did not find him likable at all. He was born to wealth and had it taken from him. Boo hoo. Save the drama Carlos. All in all you have had it pretty good. Not a good book

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    Posted February 15, 2010

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