On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel

On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel

by Tony Cohan
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On Mexican Time: A New Life in San Miguel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Cohan's descriptions of the people and places made me feel like I was meeting them and was present on the scene. He didn't duck the unpleasant parts of life there either. However they were outweighed by the pluses. The lush colors, the fiestas, the people were delightful. Reading this book makes me hopeful about life and the future.
Guest More than 1 year ago
On Mexican Time is a beautifully potent book that instantly transported me into the writer's lush world of San Miguel de Allende. I savored each page, devouring the descriptions and characters until I felt as if I knew the Calle Flor or El Caribe. Beautiful written, never overly sentimental, a lovely heart-felt tribute to modern Mexico and a town carved from history.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have also feel in love with Mexico and this book really placed me back in that country. I had thought at one time that I would like to live there for awhile, but inertia set in. After reading this, I am seriously considering my own odessy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Having just returned from the town in Mexico described by the author, i really loved this book. The descriptions were right on and brought the place to life in print. What an adventure! Loved the part about wanting to be on the rooftop; so appropriate in regards to San Miguel!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book. There are parts of it that are as lyrical as poetry, and other sections that are "screen captures" of life in a Mexico town.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book covers fifteen years, and pretty much nothing happens. Entire chapters are devoted to a house remodelling job (probably the best chapter), a shopping drive through the area, the handyman's affair with the maid, a visit from a hung-up gringo, and a party. At times the author tries to wax poetic about the slow pace of life and the charming native whatever, but this is almost painful to read. Also, he keeps saying how free he is of the hectic pace and materialism of L.A., but he discusses possesions and acquisitions in detail. It seems really odd that this is all he can find to speak of concerning a fifteen year residence in San Miguel.