Stylish, sizzling saga of romance, tango, sex and zen in Bs As from a lady who knows a thing or two. The best in its sub-genre!
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 22 July 2011
A sizzling saga of romance, tango & sex ... penned with warm humour, born of heartbreak and despair. Honest, stylish & crisp writing comes from a developed inner-self, a writer with ever-more awareness; a mature woman of substance. Camille Cusumano has vision - not to mention kundalini-tango awareness!
Cabaceos aside, the author gives a nod to her other passions, particularly yoga and zen, which she rightly weaves into a leminiscate with tango, as have other notable authors, of whom I recommend Johanna Siegmann :
The Tao of Tango
. "Tango, An Argentine Love Story", was written by a sexy, savvy & spirited lover of life, tango and men, whilst living in Buenos Aires. The author knows more than a thing or two about her pet subjects!
I have 50 books on tango and this is the best in its sub-genre, that of the travelogue/autobiography of a tango lover, confessing all, whilst living the life. This tasty tanguera, our Camille, has something to say that's worth listening to, and she spells it out with panache. Her book does what "Sixty, Sex & Tango" (and Joan Moran, its author) failed to do: it provides a riveting & fun read, on all of the subjects in its title - and more! Unlike Joan, Camille has a much broader range and is less self-congratulatory. She is also far more adept in her understanding, not least of political science - she can think for herself under the crushing weight of corporate media news manipulation - but especially of tango and spiritual development.
Reading these 300+ pages was an utter pleasure. I too love tango and am fascinated by interweaving it with zen, dao and tantra, for their cross-overs with tango are multifarious and profound. I laughed aloud along with Camille; I empathized with her and, I fell for her! Camille's appreciation of the finer things in life - and not least in tango - her fire and passion; her lust and her control, all
ease the way, to tempt the reader into losing herself within these steamy and sensuous scenes, described and coloured so aptly by the woman who lived them.
Camille Cusumano is as hot and, I imagine, just as watchable, as Radley Metzger's Camille!
Camille 2000 [DVD
] and without doubt as readable as the paranormal romance heroine of the same name in Tess Oliver's tome
This reviewer, this lover of Di Sarli and of intense, delicate & romantic tangos hopes for a chance to enjoy a Golden Age tanda with Camille one day soon.