A Book a Week – The House of the Spirits

I read The House of the Spirits also because it was picked for book club.

I had never read Allende before so I figured it was the perfect occasion. This was said to be like Marquez, which I love.

Alas this wasn’t as goos as Marquez, in my opinion. The characters were less likeable and the overall story and tone wasn’t as well-done. But I still liked reading it and am glad I did. Since I have never read anything else by her, I can’t be sure if it’s her best or if her other books are anything like this one.

In the end, the book club decided to pick something else so I made my way through this thick book for nothing. Well, not for nothing, of course. Now I’ve read an Allende.

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