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4.0 out of 5 stars Mi Moto Fidel
I have not yet read this book but the reviews are all good and the preface looks inviting. Looking forward to the holidays when I can read loads of books again.
Published on 13 Oct 2011 by Taylors1960

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2.0 out of 5 stars poor light reading
I did not enjoy this book particularly as I found it did concentrate a little too much on Baker's libido rather than his journey. His powers of description are weak too, especially for a journalist. So much of the descriptive narrative, when it comes in waves is rather predictable. It was the author's personality that shone through to spoil this book... He does not really...
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2.0 out of 5 stars poor light reading, 21 Nov 2001
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I did not enjoy this book particularly as I found it did concentrate a little too much on Baker's libido rather than his journey. His powers of description are weak too, especially for a journalist. So much of the descriptive narrative, when it comes in waves is rather predictable. It was the author's personality that shone through to spoil this book... He does not really travel with an open mind, his dealing with the people he comes across on his travels shows this. Consequently he does not seem to be hugely beneficial from those peoples generosity.
It is a shame, otherwise it could have been a decent read, in my opinion. The political and social commentary come as a light relief from the author's testosterone driven riding. I do think this is a mid life crisis book, so as a young and not terribly macho man it's not for me. In any case, i urge you to wait for the paperback.
Please read Chasing Che for a more sophisticated read with a latin bike flavour, or Jupiter's travels for the definitive bike travelling book. Although If this book was up your street you might enjoy Richard La Plant's Hog Fever.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Mixed feelings, 2 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba (Paperback)
As I say in the title I have mixed feelings about this book. The descriptions of the country and the people are good, but the underlying theme of the book appears to be how many women the author can sleep with on his way around cuba. I agree with the previous reviewer that this is a shame as it detracts from the overall enjoyment of the book. At times the author seems to slip into a state of abject whingeing and again this is not necessary. I did keep reading the book until the end but was disappointed overall, despite the authors obvious ability to "paint a picture" of Cuba which is real, when he tries.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mi Moto Fidel, 13 Oct 2011
This review is from: Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro's Cuba (Paperback)
I have not yet read this book but the reviews are all good and the preface looks inviting. Looking forward to the holidays when I can read loads of books again.
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