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Thursday, April 24, 2014

A multicultural novel with recipes

Like Water for Chocolate
Like Water for Chocolate

By: Laura Esquivel

Genre: mystical realism

Pages: 224

Published: 1993

Read: April

2.5 out of 5

I have come to realize I should not reread books as I never seem to enjoy them as much the second time around. Either that or since the first reading, I have become exposed to that much better of books. The first time I read this novel I rated in 4 stars. While the writing itself still good and I loved how recipes were entwined with story , I had a problem with the actual story. Maybe it’s the female authors stereotyping but why must the men think they can marry someone else, but still have relations with their true love. In this story and The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom both the protagonists remained unmarried hoping one day they would be able to marry their true love. While the men married others anyway and then kept their true love on the side. In the end, I wish I wouldn’t have reread this and kept believing this was a better book. 

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