I have read books by this author in the past and loved them.. the trouble is I haven't read anything for six months or more!! (studying and working zap my energy for literature). I could be tempted back by a new book by this writer. Anyone know anything about her latest book.. I need inspiration to get reading again. Plus Im due to go on holiday next week and might actually get a chance to read!!
IMO Isabel Allende's best work were the earlier books, have your read them all? . If you want to try other author, I have found certain similarities with some of Amy Tan books, it's not magical realism but they have something in them that gives them a similar "feel".
The Stories of Eva Luna were my main subject for one of my dissertations. The House of the Spirits is IMO her best book. I did stop buying her books after Aphrodite, I didn't like the new books as much, probably because by the time I knew the author so well that I could anticipate most of what was going to happen in the book... and lost interest.
hi there.. thanks for posting.I suppose my affection for her books is based on the earlier ones.. haven't even heard of Aphrodite!!! very out of touch, but then i did say it. I loved House of the spirits and Paula (?) the one about her daughter. Maybe I won't bother with her latest stuff. The Amy Tan recomedation was appreciated. I read a couple of her books years ago.. what are the latest ones like, a recomendation maybe?
Thanks Chandra! Ive read the Joyluck club and enjoyed it so if i get chance Ill pick up one of the others before I go away.. Ill also try and find the short stories book as they might be good for my poor concentration!!