I can’t remember how long ago it was that I read Chocolat. I’ve written 2009 on the title page, but it could have been any time before then when I didn’t write the finish date in my books. When I decided to date books, the ones I hadn’t all got stamped with 2009.
I’ve watched the movie often. It’s amongst my staple favourites like The Devil Wears Prada, Bridget Jones and Miss Potter. However I cannot remember my thoughts on the novel, or even what is different. I possibly read it too young and look forward to my adult(-er; since I’m in my early twenties) thoughts.
P.S. Totally did not know this was a trilogy.
I remember liking this novel. A lot. I even did a year 11 essay on it and scraped into the top category; 13/15. The highest score I’ve ever received and the most interesting essay I’ve written. I’ve definitely watched the movie often as well, possibly not as often as Chocolat as it’s a heavier movie.
Now I’m older I know this novel isn’t perfect. It’s a novel, not a historic text about Geisha’s. However it’s one I will add to the top part of my re-read list.
This is a novel I’ve read recently, but it’s been calling to me again. I want to soak up the culture of the island. Puck and Sean are tugging me back to their dark and mystical world.
I wanted a sequel; not because I felt there needed to be one, but because I wanted more, more, MORE.
I don’t know how this book ended up in my possession. It’s not the kind of novel I would have bought years ago. I’m only just now delving into crime/thriller/murder mystery type books. In my teenage years they would bore me, including Fatal Voyage. I remember sitting on my chair with my legs up on my desk, forcing myself to read fifty pages a session (a day I think?) just to get through it. I’m curious to see if I will like it now I’m older.