Last Week on Inked Brownies

Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel

Rode rozen en tortilla'sRode rozen en tortilla’s by Laura Esquivel
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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 Of Bees and Mist, which annoyed me to no end. Maybe it was because I read the Dutch translation of both books and the use of language was just horrid at times.

There was a lot of sadness and profanity in Like Water for Chocolate; two things I didn’t really expect. It also involved a lot of plot twists, most of which were unsatisfactory for me. Then again, I might’ve had the wrong expectations in thinking this was going to be a light and fluffy read.

Positive things for me were the recipes and the unique way they were being used for writing the storyline!

About Anne (231 Articles)
Dutch book reviewer who reviews in English. Grammar nazis beware!! I like brownies. And chamomile tea.

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