02 April 2010

Beautiful Maria of My Soul; Oscar Hijuelos

Beautiful Maria of My Soul Beautiful Maria of My Soul by Oscar Hijuelos
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

This is historical fiction and a sequel to The Mambo Kings, telling the story of the Maria behind the Castillo's bolero "Beautiful Maria of My Soul". The problem for me was, I didn't care. Perhaps by design, Maria is a cold character - beautiful, at first naive, and just, well, not a character I related to at all. Her choices, her life, her problems, nothing made me really care about her.

Perhaps if I'd read The Mambo Kings I'd feel differently but since I didn't read it...

ARC provided by publisher.

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