Unless you're a big fan of Cuban music, which appears frequently, there's really nothing about this book that would compel you to seek it out: not the superficial and predictable plot, not the bland and underdeveloped characters, not the vague impressions of Havana that do little to immerse the reader in the historical period. Une el pasado con el presente de una manera fascinante y mágica. Una maravillosa historia de esperanzas y sueños rotos, llena de magia. There is a haunted house vision in Miami that never quite fits, but the mystical realism works much better in the stories set in China, Spain and Cuba. Vive uma vida pacata, mas demasiado solitária. Historical personages from the world of music mix with fictional characters and are part of the plot: the pianist father of , , , , , singer and others are historical figures caught up in the story.
It was the dream of a beautiful island paradise, one where love is indeed eternal, w I have just finished a journey through the ethnic history of a people - my people - in a land of love and blood, as well as magically captivating landscapes in which sun and moon dance to the intoxicating rhythms of a gently rolling sea. As haunting as it is tantalizing, The Island of Eternal Loveis an ambitious, provocative, and magical novel that uncovers the secrets of a woman, a family, and an island'all in one spellbinding tale. Chaviano's enthralling story has wrapped me in a nostalgic dream, one that has dwelt in my subconscious mind for years. O enredo está muito bem desenvolvido com pertinentes analepses e prolepses. Under the story's heady sway, Cecilia begins to discover the source of the elusive shadows that plague her and, along with it, a link to the past she cannot shake.
Fiquei bastante agradada com a história que se me deparou pela frente à medida que lia este livro. It was so dark that Cecilia could hardly see her. Or maybe I am just too critical of the texts I read now-a-days. One real-life character is also present in this novel -- Rita Montaner, the famous Cuban singer and actress. Within it, a Chinese widow seeks protection for her daughter in her family's idols; an African slave brings the rhythms of her birth to an enchanted isl'§ and a curse dances before the female descendants of a charmed Spanish matriarch, forming the mythic origins of one family's indestructible bond. A história começou a adensar-se, as personagens a crescer, a multiplicarem-se e a expandirem as suas raízes e o tempo foi passando.
Life in Miami evokes memories of Cuba: a scent in the breeze like the sea at the MalecÃn; the beat of a clave recalls island evenings when couples danced to forgotten rhythms. A sprawling saga that blends fantastic and gothic imagery while traces the ethnic origins of Cuban people. No era muy dada al realismo mágico, como denominan a éste libro. The modern chapters feature Cecilia, an angsty young Cuban reporter living in Miami. The modern story revolves around the paranormal investigations of a young journalist researching a phantom house that appears and disappears in different parts of her city, Miami.
O así lo terminé yo, al menos. ¡Otra maravilla de la literatura cubana! I have just finished a journey through the ethnic history of a people - my people - in a land of love and blood, as well as magically captivating landscapes in which sun and moon dance to the intoxicating rhythms of a gently rolling sea. For instance, you just start to get to love Angela when the author shifts back to Cecilia in the present and then back to an unrecognizable Angela of 20 years after. Poveștile de dragoste ale bunicilor și părinților Amaliei sunt guvernate de zeități și forțe mistice. She also has two love interests, though the book spends a lot of time on the one that doesn't work out and hardly any on the one who apparently will. The first one was especially moving, as it clearly depicted the power of love to make everything new and miraculous. She gets involved in a lot of kooky New Age stuff and she also, at some point, meets a guy Roberto who is a rich businessman who just can't stop talking about his successful business and also, all the businesses he will open in Cuba once his profit-minded family can return.
As personagens são muito ricas, com um passado cheio de acontecimentos interessantes e marcantes, o que me agradou muito. She felt like one of those saints that can be in two places at the same time. La isla de los amores infinitos es una saga familiar e histórica, con muchas lecturas y un ambiente cargado de misterios. It is a story of three families from opposite corners of the world'from Africa, Spain, and China'that spans more than a century. There are a lot of family sagas and immigrant stories out there, and this book brings nothing new to the table, nor does it have the sort of depth or insight that would justify another version of an oft-told tale.
With touches of magical realism, the story paints an interesting historical perspective on Cuba along with a compelling tales of the people who enriched its culture. The author seamlessly connects the secondary stories with the main one, and she does it in beautifully flowing prose, effortlessly leading the reader along, until everything comes together to form a perfectly harmonious whole at the novel's conclusion. Finding more interest in the old woman's story than the club scene, Cecilia anxiously returns on a regular basis to hear the next episode in the soap opera-like saga. Somehow, they all connect to each other. The novel is set in Miami and its protagonist is a young woman named Cecelia.
Eventually, there a This was an interesting book. All of these events culminate in the story of a love that must face the opposition of two families. There were many characters in this book, and sometimes it was hard to keep them all straight. The Island of Eternal Love by Daina Chaviano centers on Cecilia, a Miami journalist, who after having migrated during the 1994 Cuban exodus is experiencing bouts of homesickness and depression. Rather, she intuited her silhouette behind the small table next to the wall, beside the photos of the sacred dead: Beny Moré the genius of the bolero; Rita Montaner, adored diva of Cuban composers; the night-black chansonnier Bola de Nieve, with his smile, white and sweet as sugar. Aunque aún estoy digiriendo cada palabra de esta novela, es indudable la capacidad de su autora de imbricar tantas tramas, tantos personajes como una maraña que en ocasiones no imaginé como se iba a desenredar, simplemente una genialidad.
She also dabbles in the supernatural, which appears frequently in the book without much affecting the plot. A Ilha dos Amores Infinitos é uma trepidante saga histórica sobre três famílias pautada por elementos mágicos. Mientras vivió en Cuba, publicó varios libros de fantasía y ciencia ficción, convirtiéndose en la autora más vendida y admirada dentro de ambas vertientes en la historia de su país. The book gives one thematic suggestions of: our past never leaving us, accepting who we are and where we have come from etc. The reader is transported back to China and follows the migration of a young, hopeful Chinese family to the island and learns of the survival, assimilation, and racial challenges that ensue.