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by Oscar Hijuelos
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Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it 12 years ago
I tried to like this book. Partly because I find the Latin music sub-culture of the 50s a fascinating topic and partly because I do think Hijuelos has a fine style of writing. However it is simply too repetitive and uninvolving. I guess I'm supposed to like Cesar and Nestor but I never really find o...
Itinerant Librarian on Books
Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it 19 years ago
I read this back in 2001. I barely got through it since I was between comps. and transferring to library school. It was my first foray into Hijuelos's works, and I enjoyed very much. My impression back then: >>This is a novel heavy on nostalgia and memory where I could almost hear the music and feel...
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets
Dr Bird’s Advice for Sad Poets rated it 20 years ago
This is a great novel - it's full of sex and longing and bad behavior. It's also twice as long as the film, which takes its story from the first half. Definitely a strong work.
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