Rio de Janeiro: Carnival Under Fire

Rio de Janeiro: Carnival Under Fire Review

Drawing on Rio De Janeiro's past, this work shows that even in periods of comparative calm, there has always been a palpable excitement in the air - the feeling of a carnival under fire....

Title:Rio de Janeiro: Carnival Under Fire
Edition Language:English

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    Some Testimonial About This Book:

  • Eric Novello

    Ruy Castro faz aqui um relato apaixonado do Rio de Janeiro. É um relato que deve encantar mais aos estrangeiros, por ser tudo tão belo, tão interessante. Não que seja um Rio de Janeiro turístico ...

  • James Stewart

    Ruy Castro's slim volume on Rio de Janeiro provides the casual reader a compelling portrait of that most intriguing of cities. Providing a rapid history of the city from the first Portuguese explorers...

  • Naeem

    This is the book you want to read after you've been to Rio. Like a movie review that you read after you've seen the film. This is my second book by Ruy Castro. His book on Bossa Nova is a masterpiece....

  • Jill

    Yet another book from Bloomsbury's Writer and the City series. But while Edmund White's The Flaneur was written from the perspective of a longtime resident of Paris who had come to know and love the c...

  • Reid

    Castro is a fair writer, presenting an honest view of the city. I've never been, so I cannot base this on my own experiences. The book presents a little bit of everything which seems to be central to ...

  • Rachel G.

    I'd give this 3.5 stars. While I loved the parts about history, some of the anecdotes, and some of the famous characters, I wasn't crazy about the overall vision, which was cliched, chauvinistic, and ...

  • Henrique Vogado

    Livro com samba e passeio na praia de Copacabana. Estilo desconstraído, com estórias curiosas sobre o Rio de Janeiro. A sua história, o seu desenvolvimento e como se tornou no que é hoje. Fiquei a...

  • Pedro

    O estilo de Ruy Castro é delicioso, mas o fato de ser agradável não esconde um problema do livro: a visão solar do Rio de Janeiro. Castro escreve um ensaio sem muita personalidade, em que os clich...

  • Ana Anderson

    After about 150 pages, I couldn't stomach Castro's smug carioca attitude anymore. Sure, okay, Rio is the best and most beautiful city in the country, the people are gorgeous and in a good mood all the...

  • Rita Lott

    THis was a delicious book to read...the kind of that really leaves a taste on you.....Ruy Castro has a captivating way to write....Or maybe he just knows too damn well what to write about!(bought it i...