logo
Wrong email address or username
Wrong email address or username
Incorrect verification code
The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love - Oscar Hijuelos
The Mambo Kings Play Songs Of Love
by: (author)
4.00 5
It's 1949 and two young Cuban musicians make their way up from Havana to the big arena of New York, where they are workers by day, stars of dance halls by night. Hijuelos's marvelous portrait of the Castillo brothers, their families, their fellow musicians and lovers, their triumphs and... show more
It's 1949 and two young Cuban musicians make their way up from Havana to the big arena of New York, where they are workers by day, stars of dance halls by night. Hijuelos's marvelous portrait of the Castillo brothers, their families, their fellow musicians and lovers, their triumphs and tragedies, re-creates the sights and sounds of an era in music and an unsung moment in American life.
show less
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 0374201250
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 407
Edition language: English
Bookstores:
Community Reviews
Marvin's Bookish Blog
Marvin's Bookish Blog rated it
2.0
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...
Gypsy Librarian on Books
Gypsy Librarian on Books rated it
4.0 The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love
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
4.0 The Mambo Kings Sing Songs of Love
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.
Other editions (19)
Books by Oscar Hijuelos
On shelves
Share this Book
Need help?