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  •  Ah. I did not finish that. (5+ / 0-)

    Received it in Spanish as a Christmas gift and sort of never got into it. Is it cheery?

    -9.0, -8.3 "Remember, a writer writes. Always." --Throw Momma from the Train

    by SensibleShoes on Thu Aug 22, 2013 at 07:05:26 PM PDT

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    •  sorry, i read it in engl translation & in a rush (4+ / 0-)

      at work, they wanted a decision, to buy or not to buy [worked in a public library at the time].  all i recall at this point is that some of it felt positive but i simply couldn't get reconciled to the genre (what's that dam book with the rabbits... oh yeah, watership down) and when the movie came out it seemed very different in tone and approach.  which of course happens all the time when books are made into movies.  except when william goldman writes his own screenplays.

    •  wik'ia haz nice link to LikeWaterForChocolate: (2+ / 0-)
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      RiveroftheWest, wonderful world

      the entire story is plotted there, spoiler alert.  bottommost of entire article after all that say:

      The Washington Post summed up the novel's significance to the genre and cultural history: it “portray[s] the fantastical as everyday," and "aims to portray the onset of Mexican feminism."[10] The reviewer described the novel "an overly rich fable."[10]
      Publication history

      Like Water for Chocolate has been translated from the original Spanish into numerous languages; the English translation is by Carol and Thomas Christensen.[11] The novel has sold close to a million copies in Spain and Hispanic America and at last count, in 1993, more than 202,000 copies in the United States.[11]

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