Il terzo capitolo della saga di Chocolat
Il vento ha ricominciato a soffiare. Vianne Rocher lo sente, e non ha altra scelta che seguirlo e tornare a Lansquenet, là dove tutto è cominciato, il luogo dove otto anni prima aveva aperto una chocolaterie. Nel paese, adesso come allora, domina un’atmosfera chiusa e bigotta. Eppure c’è qualcosa di nuovo. Il profumo delle spezie e del tè alla menta riempie l’aria, donne vestite di nero camminano veloci, a capo chino, per le viuzze, a rivaleggiare con il campanile si leva un minareto. All’inizio la convivenza fra gli abitanti e la comunità musulmana era stata tranquilla e gioiosa, ma un giorno le cose sono cambiate e sono iniziate le incomprensioni, le violenze, il fuoco. Il curato Francis Reynaud vuole a ogni costo salvare il villaggio e tornare all’armonia di una volta. E ha capito che solo una donna può aiutarlo, Vianne, l’acerrima nemica di un tempo.
- ISBN: 8811604125
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 450
Disclaimer: I received an ARC via Netgalley. Receiving said ARC made me squeal in glee. Whatever power at Penguin books said let her have it, I love you. There is something about the Joanne Harris and her books that are set in France. Every time you read one of them, you want to eat. It’s not that w Leggi tutto
When Peaches for Monsieur le Curé landed on my doorstep for review I wasn't particularly enthusiastic. I remembered seeing the movie Chocolat quite some years ago (purely because Johnny Depp starred) and not being overly impressed, however with a few pages of this novel I was hooked and hated having Leggi tutto
For me, the problem with that book is similar to one with Blueeyedboy: there is not enough of the story. Actually, I think that in BEB there was no story to speak of, only inventions for the sake of them, and here there could well have been, should the narration be more straightforward and not so st Leggi tutto
I am fascinated by the character of Vianne Rocher, not least because I live with her real counterpart! And rarely, at least in my experience, has an author created a character who so evidently has a life of her own. But, if Vianne seems to have 'channelled' her way into Joanne Harris' writing, she h Leggi tutto
Oh I do love Joanne Harris. Actually more to the point I love Vianne Rocher. How can this book not be a resounding success? When it starts with "someone once told me that, in France alone, a quarter of a million letters are delivered every year to the dead. What she didn't tell me is that sometimes
I'm still not sure I really wanted anything more to be added to Chocolat -- remembering my second read of The Lollipop Shoes leaves me distinctly unimpressed, however compelling Joanne Harris makes her writing while you're actually reading it -- but as usual I was bewitched for a while. I'm not enti Leggi tutto
Nov 21, 1030pm ~~ Review asap. Nov 22, 315pm ~~ Joanne Harris has written (as of this date) four books featuring Vianne Rocher, the intriguing character from Chocolat. When I decided to re-read the first two I learned about the other two, and I have been reading them one right after the other for the Leggi tutto
Guys I'm throwing a chocolate party! All invited. Only two rules. You should bring a fictional character as a date and that shouldn't be Sirius. He's mine! I'll make my super-duper brownies. Candy supply is from Wonka from Chocolate factory. Vianne is making her special chocolates. Missis Weasley is Leggi tutto
I'll admit, I love Joanne Harris. I love Vianne Rocher, Anouk and Roux! Of course, Roux. This was a five star read as soon as I heard about it. And it doesn't disappoint, for the most part. Vianne gets a letter from a dead Armande, asking her to get back to Lansquenet. For a visit she says. Vianne w Leggi tutto
Author Joanne Harris shows readers what often—and unfortunately—causes division between differing cultures and spiritual traditions, then brilliantly unites them with very real, very human, similarities. Pour yourself a hot cuppa tea and settle in because as mystical, magical, and decadent as Chocola Leggi tutto
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