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Started 06/03/2009 14:52:24 by sarah clayton. Topic has 11 reply(s).

sarah clayton

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Like Water forChocolate
#1 Posted 06/03/2009 14:52:24

Hi!
I recently read the above book and loved it. I thought the story was so beautiful. I would love to find another book which has just a little twist of fantasy,so if anyone can recommend one please do!
thankyou! Sarah

 

Hellie24799

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Re:Like Water forChocolate
#2 Posted 06/03/2009 22:27:28
Mistress of Spices

Mistress of Spices
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I wasn't sure about it. Got to the end and kinda thought 'hmmmmmm.'
How about 'the mistress of spices'??? was film but the book is much better.

 

Hellie24799

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Re:Like Water forChocolate
#3 Posted 06/03/2009 22:27:41
Mistress of Spices

Mistress of Spices
Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni

I wasn't sure about it. Got to the end and kinda thought 'hmmmmmm.'
How about 'the mistress of spices'??? was film but the book is much better.

 

scubagirl

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#4 Posted 06/03/2009 23:22:10

Hi Sarah, I recently reread water for chocolate after many years. Loved it all over again. Mistress of spices does have the mystical food connection. If you are looking for the latin american flavour any of Isabelle Allende's early works are just magical. I don't know what has happened with her last four or five novels. since she moved to a more american market they are missing the chaotic, colour and otherworldly charm. I keep reading them in the hope that she returns to form...!

 

Clara79

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#5 Posted 07/03/2009 19:38:34

Try Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter by Mario Vargas Llosa, I think you would probably really enjoy it, like Like Water for Chocolate it is one of the 'lighter' Latin American magical realism novels.

 

snowflake

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Re:Like Water forChocolate
#6 Posted 07/03/2009 20:03:05

Quoted from sarah clayton View Post
Hi! I recently read the above book and loved it. I thought the story was so beautiful. I would love to find another book which has just a little twist of fantasy,so if anyone can recommend one please do! thankyou! Sarah

I agree with Mistress of Spices and Isabelle Allende-try The House of the Spirits-truly a fantastic,epic read.Goes down in my reading history as a classic.

 

treefrog1

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#7 Posted 15/09/2009 13:50:34

You must hunt out the film now - superb! LIke Water for Chocolate was recommended to me by a penpal in Trinidad where it is now standard reading on the Spanish Literature sylabus - loved it loved it loved it! For more food and romance try La Cucina by Lily Prior, for Latin American passion any Allende or Lovesick by Angeles Mastretta. Happy reading!

 

Neverendings

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#8 Posted 10/03/2011 07:29:57
True Story Based on Lies

True Story Based on Lies
Jennifer Clement

You might also enjoy 'A True Story Based on Lies' by Jennifer Clement. Although not as sensual as Like Water for Chocolate, it has an underlying sense of magic in the folklore & beliefs of the characters. It's a beautiful book - the language is lyrical, the story is understated yet powerful and the atmosphere is charged.

 

Neverendings

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#9 Posted 16/10/2011 08:41:45

For a completely different atmosphere but a magical infusion, 'The Seas' by Samantha Hunt is also a beautifully written book.

Edited: Adding text (16/10/2011 08:44:38) 

Neverendings

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#10 Posted 16/10/2011 08:46:58

I edited the above post with some further suggestions, but they seem to have disappeared. I also recommend 'La Cucina' by Lily Prior; and although I haven't read it, there seems to be some thematic overlap with 'The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake' by Aimee Bender, too.

 

Lynnair

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#11 Posted 21/12/2011 14:22:02

I have been looking for this book for a while, my library didn't have it, and luckily it came into the charity shop where I work just yesterday. Another one for the tbr pile.

 

Lynnair

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Re:Like Water forChocolate
#12 Posted 17/01/2012 16:13:57

Finally read this and thoroughly enjoyed it.