Thursday, June 24, 2021

Like Water for Chocolate


Author: Laura Esquivel 

Publisher: Anchor Books/Doubleday 

Year: 1995

Happy Friday Eve! 

Like Water for Chocolate was such a huge hit back in the day. I remember reading it when it first published in the mid ‘90s. At the time I thought it was okay, but not for me. Fast forward 25 years or so. My book club read it last month. I thought maybe I’d feel differently about it now. Maybe reading it from a different point in life would change my opinion. I went into it with fresh eyes and a positive attitude, ready to finally appreciate this classic. Nope. I’m just not a fan of magical realism. It just isn’t my genre. 

It was a quick read and each chapter represented a month of the year. Every month had a recipe that Tita makes and the recipes tied the story together. 

The book club consensus: Mama Elena was the worst. Nacha and Dr. John were the best. Tita wasted her time on Pedro. She should have kicked him to the curb and never looked back. We wanted to hear more about Gertrudis’s life. How did she go from a brothel to leading an army?  ⭐️⭐️⭐️

Have you ever revisited a book after a number of years? Did you feel the same about the book as the first time you read it? 

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