Amado's conspiratorial storytelling style was very appealing. He made me feel that I was sharing all the secrets of his joyfully irreverent and lusty romp through Salvador de Bahia, Brazil during Carnival. I learned a lot about the history and culture of Brazil from reading this book and I do think I will be picking up another book by this author - probably Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands.
Last night was phoenix_anew's first time at book group. I hope she will continue reading and gabbing with us. Next month's book is The Line of Beauty by Alan Hollinghurst.