Havana Requiem by Paul Goldstein

Havana RequiemI chose this book because it had won the Harper Lee Prize for legal fiction. This does show a lawyer sacrificing a great deal, fighting political and financial forces, as he struggles to assist clients to get back rights to their authentic Cuban music. This is, a character says, “music that makes people dream.” You might enjoy the book for its colorful street scenes in a more-or-less contemporary Cuba, and a sense of the musicians’ love of “la cultura.” So I wanted to like the book, but I found the intricacies of copyright law and the legal complications excessively detailed and too confusing.

Reviewed by sarav


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: