"Hunt's enjoyable third-world romp manages to convey more information about life in Cuba than any network coverage."
The New York Times Book Review
"Christopher Hunt's achievement is that he has been able to elaborate on what is well known by the sheer effort of traveling diligently around the island."
"Rum-soaked, mud-spattered, lowdown travel writing at its best in this hilarious look at crumbling Cuba."
"All of this, and much more, is retold in ripe, original language that conveys both the beauty and the tragedy of Cuba without sentimentality. ... It's tough to find a writer in contemporary nonfiction with a better knack than Hunt's for vivid, surprising description."
The Boston Globe