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Waiting for Snow in Havana: Confessions of a Cuban Boy

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  • Posted December 13, 2008

    Grandiose in Childhood...

    Although the author is recounting of his time as a child in Cuba, he interjects his adult perceptions into the story giving the child a much more mature perception than is believable.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2006

    Dragging myself through

    I read (most of) this book as part of a book club selection. It was enthusiastically recommended by someone who really connected with it. She raved about it. For that reason, I dove into the book wanting to like it. While the stories told within were interesting at times, I got a little tired of the reptile explosions and similar anecdotes. While the author paints the characters well, it just fell flat for me - I put it down with no desire to return. I made myself pick it up again and again to keep trying, but finally lost interest. If you are from Cuba or have a close connection to the country, perhaps you'll enjoy it - it seems to be either something people really love, or don't embrace at all. The latter was true with our book club. It just didn't go over well with the group - and we're a pretty diverse bunch.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2004

    Long, too poetic, and just not that good

    I was not impressed with the author's writing skills. He seemed to drag the story on and on, and he was over poetic. He seemed to be trying to insert a hidden meaning into everything from the lizzards to the Cuba-shaped clouds. I thought it was going to be more of a political account of his family's struggle against Castro but it wasn't at all. He wrote like one would talk and it was difficult to read. Just not a good book.

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