È martedì grasso quando nel villaggio di Lansquenet arrivano Vianne Rocher e la sua giovane figlia Anouk. La donna è assai simpatica e originale, sexy e misteriosa, forse è l’emissaria di potenze superiori (o magari inferiori). La Céleste Praline, la sua pasticceria, ben presto diviene un elemento di disordine, soprattutto per il giovane curato Francis Reynaud. Il tranquillo villaggio diventa più disordinato, ribelle e soprattutto felice.
Chocolat è un romanzo pieno di vita, frizzante e divertente, ricco di personaggi indimenticabili e ricette paradisiache. Tradotto in tutto il mondo, è diventato anche un film di grande successo con Juliette Binoche e Johnny Depp.
- ISBN: 8811149436
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 344
Chocolat (Chocolat, #1), Joanne Harris Chocolat is a 1999 novel by Joanne Harris. It tells the story of Vianne Rocher, a young single mother, who arrives in the French village of Lansquenet-sous-Tannes at the beginning of Lent with her six-year-old daughter, Anouk. Vianne has arrived to open a chocol Leggi tutto
“Places do not lose their identity, however far one travels. It is the heart that begins to erode over time. The face in the hotel mirror seems blurred some mornings, as if by too many casual looks. By ten the sheets will be laundered, the carpet swept. The names on the hotel registers change as
This wasn’t really my cup of tea. Think I’ll stick to Joanne Harris’ thrillers in future. It was ok. That pretty much sums up my feelings toward this book. There were parts I liked - mainly the side characters like Armande, and her grandson Luc. I liked Josephine and her storyline. I didn’t particul Leggi tutto
"Lansquenet-sous-Tannes, two hundred souls at most, no more than a blip on the fast road between Toulouse and Bordeaux. Blink once, and it's gone. One main street, a double row of dun-colored half-timbered houses leaning secretively together, a few laterals running parallel like the tines of a bent
Chocolate, crazy-fun old ladies, Bible thumpers learning to lighten up, French people, witchcraft, and sexy gypsies. Come on, say no to any of those things. I dare you.
When Vianne Roche blows into Lansquenet-Sous-Tannes, a sleepy French town, on the tail of carnival she brings with her a touch of witchcraft and huge gobs of humanity. Accompanied by her daughter, Anouk, her imaginary pet rabbit, and a wealth of knowledge not only of how to make the finest confectio Leggi tutto
I loved the read. I had read the book as a child from the local library and now picking it up after many many years was a pure joy. I loved Lansquenet, the characters, the lovely prose; everything! Basically the story looms around chocolates being an indulgence and a sin and the local priest seeing
Having read and loved Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris, I was really looking forward to reading Chocolat. Unfortunalty this particular book just didnt suit me. I didn't enjoy the plot of the novel and the found the characters underdeveloped and no sense of time and place. I rarly rate
Yes, you are stuck: Juliette Binoche is Vianne Rocher, and you can't work your way around it, unless you've spent the past two decades under a rock. But, let's face it, she was at least appropriately cast, and you'll get through it. Beyond that, it turns out this novel is like a refreshing and delici Leggi tutto
Let me start this review by saying I have never seen the film version of Chocolat . Therefore, I started reading this with no preconceived notions. (Well, no more than usual, anyway.) I liked Chocolat but there were several glaring annoyances that ruined it for me. I did not appreciate the "chocolate l Leggi tutto
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