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Obsidian Blue
Obsidian Blue rated it 3 years ago
It's funny, I have heard of this book through the years but never attempted to read it. Since I do really enjoy magical realism books, I probably should have read this before now, but ah well.I think this may be a first for me that I did not like any character in this book, but still ended up enjoyi...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it 3 years ago
This is a magical realist novel. Some people think that it is high literature, but it isn't. IT is very derivative of Garcia Marquez but without the wonderful language. The book is divided into twelve chapters named after the months of the year. That is done for no apparent reason that I could se...
So many books so little time
So many books so little time rated it 4 years ago
I kind of have a love/hate relationship with this book. However I did enjoy the novel, it's structure is really unique. I don't think I have read many books like this. The characters are somewhat one dimensional but it kind of works for this type of story. The novel has more of a fairy tale v...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 5 years ago
I read this ages and ages ago and all I really remembered from it was something about Tita's sister having a very unfortunate digestive condition and a volcano. The title was mentioned during the UK bookaday thing we did back in July, so when I stumbled across a hardcover copy in a UBS, I thought "...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 6 years ago
This novel is endearing and unique--Not really fantasy although--more literary fiction imbued with magical realism set in on a Mexican ranch near the border in the early 20th century. Tita is denied permission to marry her love Pedro because a family tradition demands as youngest daughter it is her ...
Jules rated it 6 years ago
The first time I read this book, years ago, I thought it was so romantic and beautifully tragic. I even liked the movie! I recently re-read it, however, and all I could think was, well, 'blerg.' Tita was too much of a doormat for the majority of the story and Pedro was a selfish, shallow coward who ...
Michelle CH
Michelle CH rated it 6 years ago
I've decided that I like magical realism when it is done well. It adds that wonderful zip to the story that allows your imagine to take each situation to the next level. Of course it creates improbable and fantastical situations but magical realism can make a good story rise to the level of wonderfu...
elisas8 rated it 6 years ago
2.5 stars. wow, this is a fast read. it's funny because after all the high-blown language in the last book i read (that i complained about) i felt like there wasn't enough in this one.really, though, i liked this book so much more when i first read it years and years ago. i still love the idea an...
Sassafrass rated it 7 years ago
I guess I'm in the minority here, even among my Goodreads friends, but I did not like this story at all. I felt like the magical realism was not realism at all--it was just too over the top. I didn't particularly like the main characters. And the one person I did like (John the doctor) was releg...
Merle rated it 7 years ago
I rather enjoyed this book, as a fun way to practice my Spanish. But I have no idea why anybody thinks it’s capital-L-Literature.Like Water for Chocolate is a total soap opera, complete with several love triangles, fights over babies, embarrassing diseases and people having sex on horseback while ga...
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