Oct 20, 2008

HAVANA NOCTURNE

Havana Nocturne was full of fun anecdotal facts but, as Andrew says, the book was short on theory and failed to provide adequate historical context for either the mob's activities or the Cuban revolution. By bogging down in detail, the author misses an opportunity to capture our imaginations. Most of us come away saying "so what" rather than understanding the significance of one of the most profound revolutions in modern history.

1 comment:

andrew said...

The Mob's history and the Cuban Revolution have been done much better (separately) by others. So I totally agree: TJ English missed the chance to pull us into a powerful story by continually getting sidetracked by the personalities.