Salsa > Read any good books lately?

Discussion in 'Salsa' started by brujo, Nov 12, 2003.

  1. Conclave

    Conclave New Member

    A great book on the developement of Cuban mambo in the 1940's, 50's and 60's is the biography of Arsenio Rodriguez " Arsenio Rodriguez" by David Garcia (Temple University Press, 2006) Covers time in Cuba, New York City and Los Angeles, and deals with his influence on the music, and on musicians that built on the foundations he laid.
  2. SurfSalsa

    SurfSalsa New Member

    Do you know where you can order this on-line?
    Or read a review...
    I don't find it listed on Amazon...
  3. SurfSalsa

    SurfSalsa New Member

    One of the best books on Cuban music I've ever read.
    Highly recommended!!
  4. SurfSalsa

    SurfSalsa New Member

    Again, anywhere one can order it on-line?
    Couldn't find it on Amazon...
  5. just-a-salsera

    just-a-salsera New Member

    (sorry, i am not allowed to post links yet)
  6. SurfSalsa

    SurfSalsa New Member

    No problem - thanks a lot!
  7. quixotedlm

    quixotedlm New Member

    Vagina Monologues by Eve Ensler.

    I got the book months ago, and just didn't like it then. I re-read it a few weeks ago and really liked it. I think the difference between then and now is that I had forgotten the 'hype' about the book and simply read it because I wanted to read something slow and relaxed (and earlier, I was really in a mood for something fast paced, and discovered Vince Flynn's Mitch Rapp series) :)
  8. Blaxican

    Blaxican New Member

    Mexifornia by Victor Hanson Davis
  9. alemana

    alemana New Member

    i just finished the memoir "julie and julia," about a new york woman who cooks her way through MASTERING THE ART OF FRENCH COOKING (500+ recipes) in one calendar year.
  10. yippee1999

    yippee1999 Member

    oh my lord.... so that's about 1.5 per day! insane.

    i just finished The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh. Very nice, zen sorta book about living in the moment, not judging others, going with the flow, etc.
  11. Spitfire

    Spitfire Well-Known Member


    Here's something from Borders/

    Books on Salsa
  12. salsamale

    salsamale New Member

    I got a hold of this book, and it was an enjoyable read. The salsa scenes were luxurious in detail, as were the sex scenes. Exactly what I was looking for :). Thanks again for the rec nycsalsero, alemana.
  13. salsachinita

    salsachinita New Member

    Hmmmmm, sounds like I gotta try & get a copy. Not sure how to do that though........especially from all the way down here :roll: .........

    Anyone got a link?
  14. salsamale

    salsamale New Member

  15. delamusica

    delamusica Active Member

    Just finished The Know-it-all: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Man in the Universe by A.J. Jacobs.

    It's about his project of reading the encyclopedia - hillariously written, a great read.

    Currently working on Allen Cadwaller's Analysis of Tonal Music: A Schenkerian Approach. Not nearly as hillarious.
  16. Catarina

    Catarina New Member

    Just finished Atonement by Ian McEwan---phenomenal.
  17. I have to second (or third--since it's already been seconded) that one. This book, especially the first 2/3 from what I remember, has an impressive historical sweep, and I ended up learning things about the history of slavery, African religions, and the political and economic history of Cuba, and so forth, along the way.
  18. salsamale

    salsamale New Member

    Just finished reading this novel, what a good read. The prose was musical, the sex scenes were hot. Who needs Henry Miller? I was pleased to find that half the content of the novel was left out of the movie, so there was a lot of "new" material there for me to discover and enjoy. Thanks again for the recommendation :).
  19. samina

    samina Well-Known Member

    just finished the 5th harry potter book, order of the phoenix. was a re-read... going directly into the half-blood prince... reviewing the storyline so it's fresh in my mind for when the last book comes out...
  20. tj

    tj New Member

    Lol, did the same thing over Christmas.

    When's the next book due out? June/July?

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