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by Jack C. Smith

  • ISBN: 1883792681
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Jack C. Smith
  • Subcategory: Essays & Correspondence
  • Other formats: doc lrf lit lrf
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Los Angeles Times Books (January 1, 1974)
  • Pages: 264 pages
  • FB2 size: 1377 kb
  • EPUB size: 1675 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 550
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God and Mr. Gomez Paperback – January 1, 1974. by Jack C. Smith (Author).

God and Mr. The simple concept evolves into a complex relationship between the Smiths, Mr Gomez, the end-cultural bridge and God. By the time the house is finished all three have been stressed to the max. This is a wonderful gift for anyone, especially someone wanting to build or refurbish that perfect getaway. Gomez, book. In the process, the Smiths came to accept Mr. Gomez's philosophy that all practical problems can be solved with a little time - and a little tequila

God and Mr. Gomez's philosophy that all practical problems can be solved with a little time - and a little tequila. Jack Smith is a columnist for the Los Angeles Times.

0 5 Author: Jack Smith Narrator: William Dufris. Download books offline, listen to several books continuously, choose stories for your kids, or try out a book that you didn't thought you would like to listen to. The best book experience you'd ever had. When Jack and Denny Smith decided to build a vacation dream house in Baja, California, they had no idea they were entering a phase of their lives "that would capture the fancy of readers throughout the United States. Through a series of strange and whimsical adventures, they would find that building a house takes God and Mr. Gomez.

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Funny things while building a house in Baja California. Continue reading the main story. Gomez", while not a recent book by a long shot is a timeless read. It is written in the hilareous style that only Jack Smith can pen. You blend in with the characters and it being a true story makes it all the more interesting and satisfying. A great read for summer, or anytime. Recently Viewed and Featured.

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Reviews about God and Mr. Gomez (7):
Darkshaper
Considered the ultimate story of building in Mexico even though written in the early 70s, I bought this book after also building a home in Mexico but on the Carribean side. I've now read three books of the experience of building in Mexico. My experience was much better but maybe because my architect was French. But my builder was Mexican and much of what he experienced, I experienced also. The rules and customs are just different. For example, if you have a meeting a 4:00, that means the hour of 4:00 so an arrival of 4:55 would be considered by the party as appropriate. Ask a Mexican for directions and you will get them. Even if they are not correct. They never admit they don't know.

Ok, it's difficult for some Americans to adjust. But where this book really is effective is describing the charm of the Mexican people. Where many Americans today stereotype Mexicans as poor people coming across the border, the truth is generally Mexicans are a incredibly generous, friendly, hard working people. The country has incredible beauty as well which is partially described in this book.

There are many other parts of Mexico to explore but this book is a great starting point. I strongly recommend this book because in Mexico, not much has changed since 1974.
Sha
The story begins as Jack Smith, one of the best writers ever at the LA Times and his wife venture down to Baja in search of the perfect getaway. The simple concept evolves into a complex relationship between the Smiths, Mr Gomez, the promoter-builder-friend-cultural bridge and God. By the time the house is finished all three have been stressed to the max.

This is a wonderful gift for anyone, especially someone wanting to build or refurbish that perfect getaway. Also a wonderful bridge from the culture of the north to the pace of Baja.

Highly recommended, good used copies are scarce but a priceless addition to the library.
Monin
I enjoyed this book. Building a vacation home on leased land in Baja is a modest adventure. Unlike the extreme adventure stories that inspire awe, but are difficult to relate to your own experience, this story describes the joys and sorrows, worries and triumphs and human connections that result from an adventure that is incorporated as part of a regular life. The writing is skilful and unpretentious and the story is told with humor and humility. Well worth reading.
Bajinn
I utterly enjoyed this charming book. Of course the fact that we, too, had a house built in Baja made it extra special for me to read.

It was a wonderful glimpse into Baja from about 40 years ago...and some things are different, while many seem the same.
X-MEN
Bought this book upon recommendation of friends who had built in Mexico as we were doing. It is a good look into the culture and construction in Mexico, and helps with the adjustment to the trials and tribulations as well as the rewards of a project like building a casa south of the border.
Tegore
I was born in Mexico Jack Smith's understanding of our traditions and way of life if dead on, as I read the book I transported myself to Baja where I lived in my youth. I was fortunate to have met gentleman like Mr. Gomez, one of them was Don Jesus from Tijuana, he later became my father in law, and Don Fernando from Guerrero Negro, they too made many dealings just with "su palabra" their word of honor, indelible traits that form me as the man I am today.
PanshyR
I have owned and enjoyed this book for years,this one was bought as agift.
If you want to get the feel of what living in Mexico is really like, this book is for you! Very entertaining and amusing! I lived in Mexico full time for 6 years and I guarantee this book tells it like it is. A must read for anyone thinking of retiring south of the border. Sometimes you aren't sure whether to laugh or cry!

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