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Just a few of the titles in our Che library

Just a few of the titles in our Che library

You don’t have to travel the world in order to spot Che. You could just pick him up at the library and bring him back to your place.

We’ve also spotted him in video stores, and of course, he’s online.

While we’d love it if every entry on this page were a  work of art, sadly, that’s not always the case.

Our goal isn’t to rate every single book, movie or web site ever made about Che—that would take forever and as much as we like Che, we must strive for some balance in life.

What we  intend to do is to keep notes about those that we have experienced first hand.

If you are looking for a complete list of Che works, we suggest you hit up the  List of  Works Related the Che Guevara on Wikipedia. It’s quite exhaustive.

By all means, if you have a book, movie or web site that you really, really think we should know about send us an email.

[Books about Che] – [Films about Che] – [Web Sites about Che]

Books about Che

Listed alphabetically by author’s last name.

The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

By Ernesto Che Guevara

I just wasn’t that enamored with The Motorcycle Diaries. This probably means I’m some sort of sinner. After all, it’s like the Holy Bible of Che-ology written by the icon himself.

It’s such a slim, little book, too. Yet it took me three weeks to read 175 pages. And honestly, the thing that kept me going was the fact that I had been to many of the places mentioned. That and I also found it funny how many times he talks about drinking mate.

I did, admittedly, come into this book with pretty high expectations, and it did have its moments, like this line, which I highlighted and starred: “All this wandering around ‘Our America with a capital A’ has changed me more than I thought.” I totally relate.

But, to the point, should you read The Motorcycle Diaries? If you’ve got a fascination for the Che man, you probably feel like you have to, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s not a total waste of time. You’ll at least feel a certain level of satisfaction to be able to cross it off your list.

Sadly, though, and I so hate to say this, the movie is better.

Agree? Disagree? Add your two-cents.

Find it on Amazon:
The Motorcycle Diaries: Notes on a Latin American Journey

Films About Che

Listed alphabetically by director’s last name

Che (aka Che Guevara)

Directed by Josh Evans, starring Eduardo Noriega

This movie has one thing going for it: At an hour and fifteen minutes, it is refreshingly short compared the 2009 movie of the same name.

A movie this brief, however, is bound to gloss over events. The film is mainly a series of flashbacks from Guatemala to the Sierra Maestra, then fast-forward to Che’s death in Bolivia.

Interestingly, a particular effort was made to acknowledge Che’s life in Guatemala, his first wife, and their child. The events of the movie consist of dialogs between Che and various characters speaking in a bizarre array of “Cuban” accents.

In a bold move, Che is depicted as rather insecure, lacking military aptitude, and idolizing Fidel. Fear not, he is also portrayed as smelly and asthmatic.

Agree? Disagree? Add your two-cents.

Find it on Amazon:
Che – AKA Che Guevara

Web Sites about Che

Listed alphabetically.

The Che Store

Want to stock up on all things Che? Then you need to visit The Che Store.

You’ll find men’s shirts, women’s shirts and even children’s shirts. You’ll find Che coffee mugs, Che necklaces, Che lighters, Che belt buckles, Che hats, Che wallets and — believe it or not– more!

Check it out.
The Che Store

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