The Tragedy of Fidel Castro



The Tragedy of Fidel Castro Award Winner In The Fiction Multicultural Category Of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, Sponsored By USA Book News2012 ForeWord Book Of The Year Awards Winner In Translations Adult Fiction Bronze Nominated For The 2014 Montaigne MedalAward Winning Finalist In The Historical Fiction Category Of The 2013 USA Best Book Awards, Sponsored By USA Book NewsBeverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Winner In Multicultural FictionBeverly Hills Book Awards 2014 Finalist In Literary FictionWinner Global Ebook Awards 2014 Fantasy Historical SettingWhen God Receives A Request From F Tima To Help Prevent A War Between Fidel Castro And JFK, He Asks His Son, Jesus, To Return To Earth And Diffuse The Conflict On His Island, Fidel Castro Faces Protests On The Streets And Realizes That He Is About To Be Overthrown Alone, Surrounded, And Aware That The End Is Fast Approaching, He Plays His Last Card Meanwhile, Christ Arrives On Earth And Teams Up With F Tima, Who Is Convinced She Can Create A Miracle To Avoid The Final Battle Between JFK And Fidel Castro And Save The World As We Know It At The End, Something Really Extraordinary Happens Humorous, Rich With Metaphor, And Refreshingly Imaginative, The Tragedy Of Fidel Castro Was Chosen As The Book Of The Month And Book Of The Year By Os Meus Livros Magazine Joao Cerqueira S Tragedy Of Fidel Castro Is A Phantasmagoric Odyssey Through A Highly Imaginative Prose Universe Of Discovery And Inquest It S A Magic Realism Hybrid Of Sacrificial Lambs And Revolution, Capitalistic Decadence, And Celestial Consequence In A Dimension Where The Cogs Of Time Got Jammed I Expect That This Rich And Unique Narrative Voice Will Illuminate A Phosphorescent Trajectory In The Future Annals Of The New Millennial World Lit Mark Spitzer Toad Suck Review Editor, Professor Of Writing At The University Of Central Arkansas A Smart, Energetic And Funny Piece Of Writing Bethany Gibson, Fiction Editor Of Goose Lane Editions Brilliant Satire, Playfully Serious Do Not Waste Even A Single Paragraph Rita Bonet, Os Meus Livros Jo O Cerqueira Rewrote History, And Did So With Great Inspiration Cita Livros Jo O Cerqueira Shows A Great Imagination And A Sense Of Humor Far From Innocent Blogue Bela Lugosi Is Dead In My Opinion There Was Only One Portuguese Novel That Had All The Conditions To Win The Style Of Magical Realism The Tragedy Of Fidel Castro Blog Fanzine Tertuliando An Imaginative Author Who Masters Metaphorical Discourse And Who Can Debate On National And International Events, As Well As Both Sacred And Profane Figures Livros Leituras

Jo o Cerqueira was born in Portugal and lives in Viana do Castelo He has a PhD in art history from the University of Oporto and is the author of seven books, including the novels Blame It on Too Much Freedom, Devil s Observations, and The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, and the nonfiction books Art and Literature in the Spanish Civil War published in Portugal and Brazil , Maria Pia Queen and Woman, Jo

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  • Paperback
  • 188 pages
  • The Tragedy of Fidel Castro
  • João Cerqueira
  • English
  • 25 September 2018
  • 9781938416163

10 thoughts on “The Tragedy of Fidel Castro

  1. Dianne says:

    When God receives a request from Fatima to help prevent a war between Fidel Castro and JFK, he asks his son, Jesus, to return to Earth and diffuse the conflict Okay, this is when I started worrying about being struck by lightning and seriously hoping that God has a sense of humor The author has taken beings, people and events we know about and turned them into a humorou...

  2. Thalia says:

    This book may not deliver what you initially envision, with the cover title, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro, suggesting a political tale based on the historical facts of controversial Cuban Prime Minister Castro However, I guarantee it delivers so much In fact, rather than a historical script, this clever works of author Jo o Cerqueira is really a modern reflection on the state of the world and its people, written metaphorically and expressing ideologies akin to those you d expect to find in titles by esteemed authors including Wayne Dyer, Dan Millman and our beloved Paulo Coehlo Before embarking on the story, a preface warns us that all characters and organizations mentioned are entirely fictional For example, Christ has nothing to do with Jesus Christ, the son of God, God does not represent God, creator of the world and men and JFK is someone other than an American president with the same initials However, in the beginning at least, it s difficult to drop your preconceived notions of these characters, particularly when they seem to have the same relationships with each other as we ve know them to have had in the real world i.e the prologue details a conversation between God and His son, Christ, the first chapter introduces JFK, who is indeed referred to as a President Temporarily, this irked me, particularly after coming across some rather ironic statements which I didn t quite know how ...

  3. Grady says:

    The Art of Satire and Jo o CerqueiraPortuguese author Jo o Cerqueira, having won a PhD in History of Art from the University of Oporto, happens to be one of the clever and creative humorists writing today His novels satirize modern society and use irony and humor to provoke reflection and controversy Satire is the form of humor that holds people, or society in general, up for examination, and ridicules the follies revealed Good satire should offer improving examples or at least make us consider choices we often take for granted In this sense, satire is of huge value to society While satire can be cruel to the victims it mocks, it should always be funny Some of the great satirists whose ranks Jo o Cerqueira joins include Lewis Carroll, George Orwell, Jonathan Swift, G nter Grass, Charles Michael Palahniuk, and P G Wodehouse and I m sure many have been left out of this too brief list.The aspect of THE TRAGEDY OF FIDEL CASTRO that makes the book so mesmerizing is the author s fearless treading on icons and rearranging them into a story that is far poignant and simultaneously hilarious than anything being written today To quote the author, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro is a political and metaphysical thriller where Jesus comes to Earth to prevent a war, Fidel Castro writes his memoirs and makes a pact with the Devil, whores and farmers refuse Marxism, mon...

  4. Susan Barton says:

    The author prefaces The Tragedy of Fidel Castro with a disclaimer stating that, All characters and organizations mentioned are entirely fictional Yet, from there we follow the story of JFK, Fidel Castro, Fatima, Christ and God Himself Although the author carefully omits any reference to a particular country or time period, we are aware this is a fictionalized account of the Cuban American crisis that took place during Kennedy s presidency Far from being a typical account of political tensions between two powerful countries, the author has woven an intricate and thought provoking tale of what might have happened had God sent his son back to earth to prevent what would amount to Armageddon as a result of an all out war between the two countries I was happy to discover that the book never leans or favors one country over another Neither one escapes the political pokes by the author As was already mentioned by other reviewers, this book is definitely not for everyone It goes off in several directions and is heavy on the intellectual side However, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro is one of the best books I ve read in a long time It s clever, provocative and comical Light on dialogue, heavy on narration, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro manages to co...

  5. Sarah says:

    I ve enjoyed this book so far Although I found it difficult to get into, once I got used to the author s style I very much liked the story It takes a bit of magical realism mixed into history to create an alternate ver...

  6. BetteRose Ryan says:

    Satire is an interesting genre For those of us who love it, we truly love it For those who don t, they tend to hate it Most satire requires the reader to know another story or work to get the full benefit of the book, movie, song, or painting There was once, decades ago, a bank slogan that touted the personal banker relationship The billboard asked in big letters, What is the name of your banker Someone had written Shylock If one was not familiar with the play by Shakespeare, one would never understand the satire in the graffiti Some satire is funny, even without the benefit of knowing the whole story Young Frankenstein by Mel Brooks, for example, had lots of humor even if you had not read the story by Shelley I found the movie Galaxy Quest so funny that I have seen it 7 or 8 times but I found it so funny because I was completely familiar with Star Trek and the interplay of the actors on and off the screen Today s story, The Tragedy of Fidel Castro , served up to us by Joao Cerqueira, is a delicious satire which I believe will be enticing the you know about the story of Fidel, his obsessions, his passions, and his dealing with the United States of America, particularly John Kennedy.About the book God discovers that he ...

  7. Paula Barros says:

    THE TRAGEDY OF FIDEL CASTROBetween reality and fiction, satire in caricatureSatire, which originates in the diatribes of the Cynics and the Stoics, has always busied itself with political and philosophical critique And if in the first case the cynical Menippus stood out for his harshness concerning philosophical concepts, in the second, Archilochus was the whistleblower of what is left of the conventional or lies buried in Homeric heroism.These examples, from ancient Rome, denote, from such authors, the concern and intent to denounce what they considered fallacies, inconsistencies and anomalies, similar to the type of education that was given at the time And as this type of education was already mythologized or made official, social value embodied, they chose the path of ridicule and acidic language to contest it, vulgar, satire, in an attempt, by this method, to implement an historical correction.In the Renaissance the genre was revived And so, the most famous satyr, Pietro Arentino, received big bucks, both from Charles V and Francis I, so much did they fear his critical writingsI speak of Pietro Arentino, though, in my view, Erasmus, in the Praise of Folly, incarnates, not exactly the excellence of satire, but, conceivably, the sublimation of philosophical thinking that is inherent to it.In Portugal, satire has been a constant since the Middle Ages, just consult the nation s songbooks, the plays of Gil Vicente, the L...

  8. Flipoutmama says:

    The newest book that I reviewed is The Tragedy of Fidel Castro by Joao Cerqueira I was intrigued when I read the summary of the book, and I couldn t wait to see what it really was about Here s the summary When God receives a request from F tima to help prevent a war between Fidel Castro and JFK, he asks his son, Jesus, to return to Earth and diffuse the conflict On his island, Fidel Castro faces protests on the streets and realizes that he is about to be overthrown Alone, surrounded, and aware that the end is fast approaching, he plays his last card Meanwhile, Christ arrives on Earth and teams up with F tima, who is convinced she can create a miracle to avoid the final battle between JFK and Fidel Castro and save the world as we know it At the end, something really extraordinary happens I mean really, how could you not want to know after reading that This book was really a great read, something totally out of the box for me, when it comes to what I usually read, but I am always ready to branch out in terms of what I like to read I honestly didn t know if I would enjoy a book like this, but I am so glad that I read it, it was a really super interesting read I don t want to give too much away, but it is actually a hilarious story The author does something really cool and a little bit weird with this book The characters have famous names, like Christ, God, JFK, Fidel Castro, etc. but...

  9. Sharon Martin says:

    This is one of them books, for me personally, that I realised as soon as I read the prologue that the book was on one of my favourite subject areas and if it was as good as I thought it was going to be that I wouldn t want it to finish and be left wanting Even though the author states in his prologue that his characters are not the real, JFK, Fidel Castro, God and God s son Jesus, I think this is the author sense of humour which is strongly evident throughout, it s hard not to relate the characters to the real people In order to prevent conflict between JFK and Castro God sends his son to earth to solve it.The author s knowledge and research shines through the characters and the way they think A struggle of ideologies of two different people who wanted to achieve the same goal for the best of their people, one through a dictatorship and the other through democracy.This booked had me hooked from page one , the descriptions and thoughts of the characters give the readers real fo...

  10. Gabriel Boutros says:

    Joao Cerqueria s The Tragedy of Fidel Castro is at times cynical, at times hopeful, always satirical and never boring In this book he recounts a fictionalized confrontation between the forces of Communism and the free world.Fidel Castro is cast as a man obsessed with the fear of being betrayed by those he trusts, but also highly concerned about how he will be judged by historians Convinced that the American President, referred to only as JFK, is trying to have him assassinated, Castro decides on a pre emptive strike Cuba invades the United States In the meantime God tries to convince Jesus to go back to Earth to make peace between the combatants, although Jesus has strong doubts about whether his time has come and gone.Writing in a prose that is almost lyrical, with magical, often dreamlike imagery that borrows from the Bible, myt...

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