The Mistress Of Spices
Publish date: February 5th 1998
Publisher: Black Swan
Edition language: English
, Food And Drink
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
While magical realism abounds in this tale, there is a part of me that believes in the talent and ability of certain individuals in 'prescribing' herbs and spices to cure ailments and to correct the imbalance found in daily living -- as attributed to the central protagonist in this account. I liked ...
A disappointing read and one of those very rare instances were I much preferred the film to the book. I had wanted to read this book for ages and although I finished it, it was a struggle from beginning to end as I never really connected with any of the characters.
Made it halfway through the book. She's a good writer, but the story just wasn't going anywhere.
Well written magic-realism story that keeps you engaged and guessing throughout!
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