Chocolat Kindle Þ Paperback

Chocolat Kindle Þ Paperback

Chocolat [PDF / Epub] ☀ Chocolat Author Joanne Harris – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk A timeless novel of a straitlaced village s awakening to joy and sensuality every page offers a description of chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook A timeless novel of a straitlaced village s awakening to joy and sensuality every page offers a description of Chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhereIlluminating Peter Mayle s South of France with a touch of Laura Esquivel s magic realism, Chocolat is a timeless novel of a straitlaced village s awakening to joy and sensuality In tiny Lansquenet, where nothing much has changed in a hundred years, beautiful newcomer Vianne Rocher and her exquisite Chocolate shop arrive and instantly begin to play havoc with Lenten vows Each box of luscious bonbons comes with a free gift Vianne s uncanny perception of its buyer s private discontents and a clever, caring cure for them Is she a witch Soon the parish no longer cares, as it abandons itself to temptation, happiness, and a dramatic face off between Easter solemnity and the pagan gaiety of a Chocolate festival Chocolat s every page offers a description of Chocolate to melt in the mouths of chocoholics, francophiles, armchair gourmets, cookbook readers, and lovers of passion everywhere It s a must for anyone who craves an escapist read, and is a bewitching gift for any holiday.


10 thoughts on “Chocolat

  1. Robyn Groth Robyn Groth says:

    There is a lotgoing on in this novel than a simple Catholics bad Pagans good theme that seems to offend readers so much that they miss everything else Some subjects found in this story letting go of children as they grow up and of loved ones who diemoving on from bad relationships and harmful habitsnature nurturefacing your fearsloving friends family strangers for who they arethe assumptions people make about each otherthe right to dieheeding your own advicetolerance eradicating t There is a lotgoing on in this novel than a simple Catholics bad Pagans good theme that seems to offend readers so much that they miss everything else Some subjects found in this story letting go of children as they grow up and of loved ones who diemoving on from bad relationships and harmful habitsnature nurturefacing your fearsloving friends family strangers for who they arethe assumptions people make about each otherthe right to dieheeding your own advicetolerance eradicating temptationclassismfeeling powerlesswanting to control people for their own good letting people make their own decisions even when you disagreeAlso, the priest in the book isn t so simple and evil as people want to believe He suffers moments of doubt that his way is the best I don t mean doubts about his faith religion, but doubts about how he s decided to lead the members of his church and community Is religious tolerance really a slippery slope that they can t handle Further, he struggles with the desire to be moral and create what he considers the best environment for the members of his church and his belief that he ll have to do something immoral to rid the city of the temptation he feels the members of his church are too weak to handle Should he let them fall into sin, lose faith and suffer damnation, or sacrifice his own morality to save theirs If this were such an easy decision for him, as it would be if he were simply evil, he would do something awful right away and we d have a completely different novel


  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Chocolat Chocolat, 1 , Joanne HarrisChocolat 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 chocolaterie La C leste Praline, which is on the square opposite the church During the traditional season of fasting and self denial she gently changes the lives of the villagers who visit her with a comb Chocolat Chocolat, 1 , Joanne HarrisChocolat 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 chocolaterie La C leste Praline, which is on the square opposite the church During the traditional season of fasting and self denial she gently changes the lives of the villagers who visit her with a combination of sympathy, subversion and a little magic 2009 1380 406 9645757207 20 1381 368 9646664016 1381


  3. Candi Candi says:

    Lansquenet sous Tannes, two hundred souls at most, nothan 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 fork A church, aggressively whitewashed, in a square of little shops Farms scattered across the watchful landMagical and scrumptious, Chocolat is a thrilling delight for the senses When Vianne RLansquenet sous Tannes, two hundred souls at most, nothan 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 fork A church, aggressively whitewashed, in a square of little shops Farms scattered across the watchful landMagical and scrumptious, Chocolat is a thrilling delight for the senses When Vianne Rocher and her imaginative daughter, Anouk, establish themselves and their chocolaterie in the small, French Catholic town of Lansquenet, they are met with guarded curiosity and veiled hostility As Vianne slowly begins to attract the townspeople with her winning combination of tantalizing chocolate creations and her warm friendship and unprejudiced acceptance, she sparks the wrath of the self righteous and judgmental priest, P re Reynaud Determined to rid the town of both the river gypsies as well as the influence of Vianne Rocher, P re Reynaud readies himself and his church for the battle between what he considers good versus evil But, there is something quite incongruous and disturbing in his convictions He loathes the members of his congregationSheep are not the docile, pleasant creatures of the pastoral idyll Any countryman will tell you that They are sly, occasionally vicious, pathologically stupidHe is arrogant and overly confidentWhen Vianne Rocher sees the power of the church my influence over every single soul in the community then she will know she has lostCan Vianne and P re Reynaud exist side by side in this small community The story alternates between the first person narration of Vianne and P re Reynaud, allowing the reader to become quite intimate with the innermost thoughts of these complex characters With vivid imagery, an entertaining and eccentric cast of secondary characters, and an engaging storyline, author Joanne Harris has created a novel which satisfies not only your senses, but also your intellect Don t let the backdrop of exquisite chocolates and other heavenly concoctions fool you into thinking there is nothingto this novel With its underlying themes of moral perplexities, Chocolat containsthan meets the eye Note to potential reader Prior to opening the pages of this book, I highly recommend that you indulge and stock up on a plentiful supply of superior chocolates to be consumed while reading A last minute search for a leftover Hershey bar or chocolate kiss will leave you a bit disappointed


  4. Charlotte May Charlotte May says:

    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 particularly like either of the main characters and there was so much pettiness that is just wasn t enjoyable and i found myself rushing just to finish Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk have just moved to 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 particularly like either of the main characters and there was so much pettiness that is just wasn t enjoyable and i found myself rushing just to finish Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk have just moved to a small town and opened up a chocolate shop on the first week of Lent in a strong Catholic community Naturally feathers are ruffled and a lot of the locals give Vianne a wide berth However there are some that make it their business to give their opinion on Vianne and her way of living Mainly the Priest and some of hisdevout believers Vianne doesn t go to church, as is her right, but this doesn t sit well with the community At the same time she is quite open about her disregard for the others beliefs I can see where both sides were coming from, and it made the whole thing uncomfortable The priest is in the wrong, he sees Vianne as a threat to his congregation, he acts in a way he believes is right but often frequently doubts his own path Vianne is also pretty disrespectful She has every right to live her life as she chooses and not be spoken down to because of it, but surely so do the believers Unless they are being cruel of course, then they need standing up to I don t know, it wasn t enjoyable and I read for enjoyment I couldn t relate to either side really there were two major extremes shown Plenty of good themes in here, but I would be lying if I said I d recommend it


  5. Madeline Madeline says:

    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.


  6. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    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 confections, but how to see into people s souls, she is destined to stir things up The darkness to her light is the local priest, Francis Reynaud, who makes it his business to try to rid the town of this impu 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 confections, but how to see into people s souls, she is destined to stir things up The darkness to her light is the local priest, Francis Reynaud, who makes it his business to try to rid the town of this impure non believer, and spoil her planned chocolate festival Vianne s humanity proves decisive for many in the town, Josephine, who finds the strength to leave her abusive spouse Gaillume eventually learns to let his sick dog Charley move on Vianne befriends Amande, an elder practitioner of Vianne s arts, who welcomes the travelers when they arrive and are rejected by the bigots of the town She is less successful with the dark Muscat, wife beater and perpetrator of even darker crimes Most chapters tell Vianne s story, but some are told through the eyes of Reynaud, as he speaks of his fear, desires and crimes to his comatose predecessor This is a clear battle between the warmth of a secular or at least non Christian humanity against the cold disapproval of the church Harris has made her demons quite dark, but allows a glimmer of humanity to peep through We have a sense, at least, of why they may have fallen so far from the path of truth Vianne is sometimes a bit too quick to judge, and if she does indeed become aware of that the fact that the author allows her a flaw or two adds to her humanity The book was engaging, magical, both literally in its subject matter and in the beauty of its telling Joanne Harris can be found at her site


  7. Resh (The Book Satchel) Resh (The Book Satchel) says:

    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 Vianne and her chocolate shop as the evil that has come to break the lent and prayers of the townsfolk The descriptions will make you yearn for chocolates and hot chocolate drinks That s a guarantee 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 Vianne and her chocolate shop as the evil that has come to break the lent and prayers of the townsfolk The descriptions will make you yearn for chocolates and hot chocolate drinks That s a guarantee because I don t even love chocolates that much I had unbearable cravings.Strengths Atmospheric you might want to bathe in chocolates Magical oh, Lovely Strong characters all of them touched my heart They were written to perfection Themes of religion, superstition, prejudice towards gypsies, the idea of Home to those who are always on the run etcI had forgotten how the book was and the movie had imprinted itself in my thoughts I didn t know or rather remember both the stories were different OH MY GOd WHYYY I kept screaming in my head, Joanne, follow the movie FOLLOW the movie But yeah, nothing happened Don t get me wrong I LOVED the book I kept reading searching for A s party because it is one of the BEST scenes in the movie Ah It isn t there in the book Roux I refuse to believe that the gypsy s story turns out the way it does in the book Movie please The book is good, the movie is good too You might say the book isrealistic, but why don t we have happy endings over warm chocolate drinks Doesn t that sound better Blog Instagram Twitter Facebook


  8. Dem Dem says:

    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 a novel 1 star but I found nothing in this stroy to to keep me entertained and I felt like I was reading each chapter over and over I did finish the book as I was waiting for something to happen tha 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 a novel 1 star but I found nothing in this stroy to to keep me entertained and I felt like I was reading each chapter over and over I did finish the book as I was waiting for something to happen that would redeem the novel but butI by the end I was left feeling very disappointed Many of my friends have loved this book but it just didnt work for me


  9. Julie Julie says:

    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 delicious wind that blows in your direction right when you need it And, naturally, by the end of the novel, you re ransacking your kitchen for chocolate.


  10. Bethany Bethany says:

    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, nothan usual, anyway I liked Chocolat but there were several glaring annoyances that ruined it for me.I did not appreciate the chocolate lovers vs churchgoers plot Casting a priest in the role of the villain irritated me I echo the others who say this is overdone Even so, I think the priest could have been redeemed If only he ha 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, nothan usual, anyway I liked Chocolat but there were several glaring annoyances that ruined it for me.I did not appreciate the chocolate lovers vs churchgoers plot Casting a priest in the role of the villain irritated me I echo the others who say this is overdone Even so, I think the priest could have been redeemed If only he had worked through his guilt and developed a good sense of humour and humility But, nooo that would never do Because religious figures can never have true faith rolls eyes And the most unforgivable sin I never really felt anything for the characters No love or sympathy Except maybe Guillaume I liked him.Also, the moral of this book seemed to be Indulge yourself Do what feels right Even if you consequently die get pregnant shame yourself forever Yeah I m not really digging that moral.Yet, I could not dislike this book It was strangely addicting Reading it was like eating a confection you know is not very good when compared with something of a higher calibre, but you keep mindlessly eating it anyway though you re not sure why.Oh Which reminds me Don t read this book if you re on a diet I literally craved chocolate the entire time I was reading


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10 thoughts on “Chocolat

  1. Robyn Groth Robyn Groth says:

    There is a lotgoing on in this novel than a simple Catholics bad Pagans good theme that seems to offend readers so much that they miss everything else Some subjects found in this story letting go of children as they grow up and of loved ones who diemoving on from bad relationships and harmful habitsnature nurturefacing your fearsloving friends family strangers for who they arethe assumptions people make about each otherthe right to dieheeding your own advicetolerance eradicating t There is a lotgoing on in this novel than a simple Catholics bad Pagans good theme that seems to offend readers so much that they miss everything else Some subjects found in this story letting go of children as they grow up and of loved ones who diemoving on from bad relationships and harmful habitsnature nurturefacing your fearsloving friends family strangers for who they arethe assumptions people make about each otherthe right to dieheeding your own advicetolerance eradicating temptationclassismfeeling powerlesswanting to control people for their own good letting people make their own decisions even when you disagreeAlso, the priest in the book isn t so simple and evil as people want to believe He suffers moments of doubt that his way is the best I don t mean doubts about his faith religion, but doubts about how he s decided to lead the members of his church and community Is religious tolerance really a slippery slope that they can t handle Further, he struggles with the desire to be moral and create what he considers the best environment for the members of his church and his belief that he ll have to do something immoral to rid the city of the temptation he feels the members of his church are too weak to handle Should he let them fall into sin, lose faith and suffer damnation, or sacrifice his own morality to save theirs If this were such an easy decision for him, as it would be if he were simply evil, he would do something awful right away and we d have a completely different novel

  2. Ahmad Sharabiani Ahmad Sharabiani says:

    Chocolat Chocolat, 1 , Joanne HarrisChocolat 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 chocolaterie La C leste Praline, which is on the square opposite the church During the traditional season of fasting and self denial she gently changes the lives of the villagers who visit her with a comb Chocolat Chocolat, 1 , Joanne HarrisChocolat 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 chocolaterie La C leste Praline, which is on the square opposite the church During the traditional season of fasting and self denial she gently changes the lives of the villagers who visit her with a combination of sympathy, subversion and a little magic 2009 1380 406 9645757207 20 1381 368 9646664016 1381

  3. Candi Candi says:

    Lansquenet sous Tannes, two hundred souls at most, nothan 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 fork A church, aggressively whitewashed, in a square of little shops Farms scattered across the watchful landMagical and scrumptious, Chocolat is a thrilling delight for the senses When Vianne RLansquenet sous Tannes, two hundred souls at most, nothan 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 fork A church, aggressively whitewashed, in a square of little shops Farms scattered across the watchful landMagical and scrumptious, Chocolat is a thrilling delight for the senses When Vianne Rocher and her imaginative daughter, Anouk, establish themselves and their chocolaterie in the small, French Catholic town of Lansquenet, they are met with guarded curiosity and veiled hostility As Vianne slowly begins to attract the townspeople with her winning combination of tantalizing chocolate creations and her warm friendship and unprejudiced acceptance, she sparks the wrath of the self righteous and judgmental priest, P re Reynaud Determined to rid the town of both the river gypsies as well as the influence of Vianne Rocher, P re Reynaud readies himself and his church for the battle between what he considers good versus evil But, there is something quite incongruous and disturbing in his convictions He loathes the members of his congregationSheep are not the docile, pleasant creatures of the pastoral idyll Any countryman will tell you that They are sly, occasionally vicious, pathologically stupidHe is arrogant and overly confidentWhen Vianne Rocher sees the power of the church my influence over every single soul in the community then she will know she has lostCan Vianne and P re Reynaud exist side by side in this small community The story alternates between the first person narration of Vianne and P re Reynaud, allowing the reader to become quite intimate with the innermost thoughts of these complex characters With vivid imagery, an entertaining and eccentric cast of secondary characters, and an engaging storyline, author Joanne Harris has created a novel which satisfies not only your senses, but also your intellect Don t let the backdrop of exquisite chocolates and other heavenly concoctions fool you into thinking there is nothingto this novel With its underlying themes of moral perplexities, Chocolat containsthan meets the eye Note to potential reader Prior to opening the pages of this book, I highly recommend that you indulge and stock up on a plentiful supply of superior chocolates to be consumed while reading A last minute search for a leftover Hershey bar or chocolate kiss will leave you a bit disappointed

  4. Charlotte May Charlotte May says:

    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 particularly like either of the main characters and there was so much pettiness that is just wasn t enjoyable and i found myself rushing just to finish Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk have just moved to 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 particularly like either of the main characters and there was so much pettiness that is just wasn t enjoyable and i found myself rushing just to finish Vianne Rocher and her daughter Anouk have just moved to a small town and opened up a chocolate shop on the first week of Lent in a strong Catholic community Naturally feathers are ruffled and a lot of the locals give Vianne a wide berth However there are some that make it their business to give their opinion on Vianne and her way of living Mainly the Priest and some of hisdevout believers Vianne doesn t go to church, as is her right, but this doesn t sit well with the community At the same time she is quite open about her disregard for the others beliefs I can see where both sides were coming from, and it made the whole thing uncomfortable The priest is in the wrong, he sees Vianne as a threat to his congregation, he acts in a way he believes is right but often frequently doubts his own path Vianne is also pretty disrespectful She has every right to live her life as she chooses and not be spoken down to because of it, but surely so do the believers Unless they are being cruel of course, then they need standing up to I don t know, it wasn t enjoyable and I read for enjoyment I couldn t relate to either side really there were two major extremes shown Plenty of good themes in here, but I would be lying if I said I d recommend it

  5. Madeline Madeline says:

    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.

  6. Will Byrnes Will Byrnes says:

    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 confections, but how to see into people s souls, she is destined to stir things up The darkness to her light is the local priest, Francis Reynaud, who makes it his business to try to rid the town of this impu 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 confections, but how to see into people s souls, she is destined to stir things up The darkness to her light is the local priest, Francis Reynaud, who makes it his business to try to rid the town of this impure non believer, and spoil her planned chocolate festival Vianne s humanity proves decisive for many in the town, Josephine, who finds the strength to leave her abusive spouse Gaillume eventually learns to let his sick dog Charley move on Vianne befriends Amande, an elder practitioner of Vianne s arts, who welcomes the travelers when they arrive and are rejected by the bigots of the town She is less successful with the dark Muscat, wife beater and perpetrator of even darker crimes Most chapters tell Vianne s story, but some are told through the eyes of Reynaud, as he speaks of his fear, desires and crimes to his comatose predecessor This is a clear battle between the warmth of a secular or at least non Christian humanity against the cold disapproval of the church Harris has made her demons quite dark, but allows a glimmer of humanity to peep through We have a sense, at least, of why they may have fallen so far from the path of truth Vianne is sometimes a bit too quick to judge, and if she does indeed become aware of that the fact that the author allows her a flaw or two adds to her humanity The book was engaging, magical, both literally in its subject matter and in the beauty of its telling Joanne Harris can be found at her site

  7. Resh (The Book Satchel) Resh (The Book Satchel) says:

    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 Vianne and her chocolate shop as the evil that has come to break the lent and prayers of the townsfolk The descriptions will make you yearn for chocolates and hot chocolate drinks That s a guarantee 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 Vianne and her chocolate shop as the evil that has come to break the lent and prayers of the townsfolk The descriptions will make you yearn for chocolates and hot chocolate drinks That s a guarantee because I don t even love chocolates that much I had unbearable cravings.Strengths Atmospheric you might want to bathe in chocolates Magical oh, Lovely Strong characters all of them touched my heart They were written to perfection Themes of religion, superstition, prejudice towards gypsies, the idea of Home to those who are always on the run etcI had forgotten how the book was and the movie had imprinted itself in my thoughts I didn t know or rather remember both the stories were different OH MY GOd WHYYY I kept screaming in my head, Joanne, follow the movie FOLLOW the movie But yeah, nothing happened Don t get me wrong I LOVED the book I kept reading searching for A s party because it is one of the BEST scenes in the movie Ah It isn t there in the book Roux I refuse to believe that the gypsy s story turns out the way it does in the book Movie please The book is good, the movie is good too You might say the book isrealistic, but why don t we have happy endings over warm chocolate drinks Doesn t that sound better Blog Instagram Twitter Facebook

  8. Dem Dem says:

    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 a novel 1 star but I found nothing in this stroy to to keep me entertained and I felt like I was reading each chapter over and over I did finish the book as I was waiting for something to happen tha 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 a novel 1 star but I found nothing in this stroy to to keep me entertained and I felt like I was reading each chapter over and over I did finish the book as I was waiting for something to happen that would redeem the novel but butI by the end I was left feeling very disappointed Many of my friends have loved this book but it just didnt work for me

  9. Julie Julie says:

    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 delicious wind that blows in your direction right when you need it And, naturally, by the end of the novel, you re ransacking your kitchen for chocolate.

  10. Bethany Bethany says:

    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, nothan usual, anyway I liked Chocolat but there were several glaring annoyances that ruined it for me.I did not appreciate the chocolate lovers vs churchgoers plot Casting a priest in the role of the villain irritated me I echo the others who say this is overdone Even so, I think the priest could have been redeemed If only he ha 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, nothan usual, anyway I liked Chocolat but there were several glaring annoyances that ruined it for me.I did not appreciate the chocolate lovers vs churchgoers plot Casting a priest in the role of the villain irritated me I echo the others who say this is overdone Even so, I think the priest could have been redeemed If only he had worked through his guilt and developed a good sense of humour and humility But, nooo that would never do Because religious figures can never have true faith rolls eyes And the most unforgivable sin I never really felt anything for the characters No love or sympathy Except maybe Guillaume I liked him.Also, the moral of this book seemed to be Indulge yourself Do what feels right Even if you consequently die get pregnant shame yourself forever Yeah I m not really digging that moral.Yet, I could not dislike this book It was strangely addicting Reading it was like eating a confection you know is not very good when compared with something of a higher calibre, but you keep mindlessly eating it anyway though you re not sure why.Oh Which reminds me Don t read this book if you re on a diet I literally craved chocolate the entire time I was reading

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