This book described a love story, interweaving with food, recipes, and magical moments.
The book is written with magical realism and is full of interesting descriptions. While it is an interesting read, I do not like the story. The protagonist Tita was in love with an undeserving man - the man succumbed to the tyranny of Tita's mother, married Tita's sister, cheated on his wife, and failed to provide a happy life to the woman he claimed to love. I could not believe that Tita did not leave him and pursue a better life.
Due to the loathing of the main characters, I failed to enjoy the book as much as I should have....Continua
A book that maybe I would have never read if it wasn't for an US friend, who gave it to me.
I found it very different from the books I usually read, but I liked it, 'cause it's a modern "fairytale", something that makes you believe in miracles and in the power of true love (even if it doesn't always have an happy ending)... but that is something in which I already believe.
I read this all in one sitting. It reminded me of a fable, or a fairy tale. Really different book. I liked it.