November 14, 2013 · 8:00 PM
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We had a good discussion on Thursday. People praised the style of 'Like Water for Chocolate' and enjoyed the depth and poetry of the writing, the magic aspects of the magical realism and the insights into life in Mexico at the time.
However, it was also thought that the deceptively easy style and the self-absorption of the characters made parts of it a bit bland and some were a bit irritated by the simplistic romance.
Our book for November is Patrick Leigh Fermor's 'A Time of Gifts', the theme is Walks and Pilgrimages and it was suggested by Ruth.
See you in November - when the Speckled Band Book Club will have its third birthday.