Like Water for Chocolate
The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, "Like Water For Chocolate" is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates... show more
The number one bestseller in Mexico and America for almost two years, and subsequently a bestseller around the world, "Like Water For Chocolate" is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation, Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her. For the next twenty-two years, Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion. Only a freakish chain of tragedies, bad luck and fate finally reunite them against all the odds.
Publish date: September 16th 1993
Publisher: Random House Black Swan
Pages no: 224
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Magical Realism
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...
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...
2.5 stars It was an entertainable read, but I just don't think that this type of magic realism suits me very well. It reminded me a lot of [b:Of Bees and Mist|6240758|Of Bees and Mist|Erick Setiawan|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1260978142s/6240758.jpg|6423549], which annoyed me to no end. Maybe it ...
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...
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 "...