Recommended read of the month: “the man who invented fidel”

Siguro sobrang hilig ko lang talagang magbasa ng mga librong tungkol sa historical personalities kaya natuwa ako sa partikular na librong ito… pero kakaiba talaga ang pagkaka-sulat sa kanya — point of view ng isang writer tungkol sa isa pang writer na nagsulat tungkol sa scoop-interview niya kay Fidel Castro.

At andaming chismis involved ha! Para bang si Ambeth Ocampo kapag nagsusulat tungkol kay Jose Rizal! 🙂

Mapapa-isip ka talaga. Ang if you’re a Fidel fan like me, aabot ka sa punto na ku-kwestiyunin mo yung mga (tingin mo ay) “alam mo” tungkol sa kanya, pati na rin yung mga sinabi (at patuloy na sinasabi) ng iba about him.

Was Fidel a real hero? Maybe.

Was he the only “hero” during those revolutionary times in Batista’s Cuba? Apparently not, if one is to believe the author.

Was he really a communist when he started out? Probably not.

Is he worth celebrating today? It’s up to you to decide.

Ako? Sa tingin ko… there are some things about him that are worth emulating. There were some things he did that are worth celebrating. And there are also some things that he did that need condemning.

But taken as a whole, Fidel Castro is definitely someone worth learning from.

So, if you’re into this kind of thing… BUY THE BOOK! (meron naman siguro sa mga 2nd-hand bookstores d’yan sa tabi-tabi).

In all honesty, this is the first book that I read from cover to cover! Literally! As in pati yung indexes at footnotes niya ay puno ng interesting tidbits. Maging yung blurbs sa outer back cover ay intriguing talaga.

And the best part is… hindi akin itong libro. Nakita ko lang siyang pakalat-kalat sa opisina namin 🙂

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Recommended read of the month: “the man who invented fidel”