|gabaruni (gabaruni) wrote in reviewingitall,|
@ 2008-07-24 12:45:00
|Entry tags:||book review|
Book Review: House of the spirits.
Guess I'll start this off with an intro and a book review. The name's Gabaruni, aka Pierre Bleu. lover of books, started this because I couldn't find a community for me.
hope you enjoy.
Author: Isabell Allende
Book: House of the spirits
Spoilers and book thoughts behind the cut. Also a picture.
Isabel Allende's The house of the spirits. Wiki link- House of the Spirits
I read this book back in the 9th grade when a friend lent it to me. I just brought it again, and It was as good as I remembered...
For about half the book.
Be aware that there are spoilers in the review.
It's about a girl with a telekinetic/clairvoyance kind of power, in my opinion anyway.
Back of book-says nothing at all about the book, only raving reviews, that kinda sucks, because I use the back of books, to see a summary.
I absolutely loved the beginning parts with Clara, but I just cannot handle generation books, where it goes through generations of the family throught POV. It's translated from spanish which is Amazing, but I wanted the book to be only about Clara after a little while. That's how much I liked her. I love the writing style, Love the transitions, and mystery. I love Uncle Marco's silly ways. The expressive way of the book keeps me going until the absolute end.
What I don't like: When Clara's sister Rosa dies, and when Clara dies. The death of the people I absolutely adore! I would've loved to see more aboout them!! It only keeps me reading ravishly for about half the book. I'm proabably just mean that way, but I really liked Clara that way. Other people may and can overlook my fangirling over the interesting parts. (sorry)
On average I liked it. It's very imaginitive and classic.
Oh I found out it has a movie, but I haven't seen it.
Wiki article-House of the spirits Movie
Cross posted to my bookblog Bookworm