Top critical review
5 people found this helpful
Waiting For Snow in Havana
on 6 July 2008
'Waiting For Snow in Havana' is the disjointed memoir of Carlos Eire. Although it is marketed as a Cuban memoir, it is more about childhood in general, in a Cuban setting. A great deal of the events told here could be from any childhood, in any country. Things like throwing stones at each other and fighting in school could come from any boys childhood. Saying that, the aspects of Cuban life that are touched upon, more so in the second half of the book, are insightful into life in Cuba when Fidel took control and the revolution changed life in Cuba forever. The reason why I say this is disjointed is because it flicks back and forth in time and thus the chronology gets confusing at times. Never the less, this is an interesting book, written in a unique style that will keep you engaged with what is being told and gives some idea of life in revolutionary Cuba, especially from a young boys point of view. A solid three stars, good, but not excellent.
Feel free to check out my blog which can be found on my profile page.