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Shelves: historical-fiction , hispanic-culture , fiction , rereads , magical-realism , family-saga , great-books-women , isabel-allende House of the Spirits started my love affair with Isabel Allende's writing twenty years ago. I remember how the first line "Barrabas came to us from the sea" left me captivated and eager to read on. In college, I was fortunate that La Casa de los Espiritus was required reading for one of my classes, so I read the prose a second time in Spanish. Allende's writing is exceptional in both languages. She reveals that Clara represents her own House of the Spirits started my love affair with Isabel Allende's writing twenty years ago.
I remember how the first line "Barrabas came to us from the sea" left me captivated and eager to read on. In college, I was fortunate that La Casa de los Espiritus was required reading for one of my classes, so I read the prose a second time in Spanish. Allende's writing is exceptional in both languages.
She reveals that Clara represents her own House of the Spirits started my love affair with Isabel Allende's writing twenty years ago. She reveals that Clara represents her own grandmother: she also had the gift of being clairvoyant and communicating with all the spirits that entered her home by way of a three-legged table and tarot cards.
Handed down this gift, Allende admits that she has had a number of meaningful dreams over the years that have influenced both her writing and family life. The opus detailed their family saga in both good times and bad, reflecting on how the same mistakes repeated themselves through the generations.
This is most evident as Allende uses the same name over again for all four women in the family: Nivea, Clara, Blanca, Alba. Each woman attempted to be as independent as her era allowed, yet falling for the society mores expected of an upper crust Chilean family. Allende may be known for her feminist leanings, but she creates a strong, memorable male lead in Esteban Trueba.
Reaching the ripe old age of ninety and telling this story alongside his grand-daughter Alba, Senator Trueba sees Chile rise, fall, and rise again. The country's hardships and successes mirror those of his own family as the Senator remains staunchly conservative even as the younger generations of his family opt for more liberal values.
Oscar E There is quite a bit of domestic and social violence all through the book, but the fact is that it comes as a medullary part of the structure of the …more There is quite a bit of domestic and social violence all through the book, but the fact is that it comes as a medullary part of the structure of the book, not to mention that violence is a core behaviour in most city-societies in Latin-America.
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More filters. Sort order. I have been trying to read this book for three years. Three solid years well, just shy. Another two weeks and I would have made the anniversary. Why did I keep trying? Because when I'm actually reading it, it's not half bad. But every time I put it down, there is nothing, not a single thing, about it that makes me want to pick it up again. So I'll end up going six to eight months between chapters, then feel guilty, resolve I'm going to finish it this time no, really , pick it up, and read another chapter.
At which point I'll need to set it down again to take a break, for Allende is second only to Doris Lessing when it comes to writing long, drawn-out chapters where nothing at all occurs. And another six to eight months will pass So I'm breaking the cycle. I tried again tonight, and I realized that this whole time, I haven't cared about a single character in this book.
Sure, they're all relatively well-written, but it's not enough to be well-written if they never actually get around to doing anything except pontificating. And that, well, they do a lot of that. I'm assuming this book doesn't have a plot; if you haven't started your plot a third of the way into the book, you need to go back and do a few more writing workshops. I have had many people, when I have mentioned in the past that I was trying to get through this dog, positively gush at me about how wonderful a book it is and how much they learned from it.
I assume what they learned was the patience of the grave. I, unfortunately, failed that lesson.
There are far too many other books in the world for me to waste any more time on this one. View all 7 comments. I just looked at when I started this book and have to say it's really sad it took me this long to through in the towel. I already could tell as soon as I started the writing was going to drive me bonkers, but it became too much for me to overcome in the end and I stopped reading at 26 percent, or page of in my Kindle version of this book.
What's to say in the end. There were too many characters doing random things that I didn't follow. I know this is a magical realism book, but didn't rea I just looked at when I started this book and have to say it's really sad it took me this long to through in the towel. I know this is a magical realism book, but didn't really see it much in what I read. But I think the wall of text is what was so offputting to me as a reader. There were just whole pages with a block of text and no spacing in between.
I had a hard time keeping the sentence straight which hasn't happened to me in a long time. I know this book is a classic, but in the end it's not just for me.
And I could not tell you a single character's name without cheating and going back to the synopsis. I just found the what I read to be rather flat and colorless and finally jumped back into a memoir I was reading.
View 2 comments. This is a shallow and boring book… Allende suffers from some serious flaws as a writer. There are absolutely no build-ups or excitement. People were unhappy because the rich abused their power, so a revolution begun. Allende tries to tackle three generations and the socio-political problems of Chile at the time, building some sort of epic novel, but it simply falls flat on its ass. Not enough depth, not enough direction. And yet, the aforementioned is not even the worst quality it possesses.
Oh no. Women that according to Allende, are strong and independent. Being strong is not letting people run over you.
And that precisely brings us to the Main Issue: Fuck that. That is not true and that does not make someone strong. Allende being a Latin-American woman should know that, and feel ashamed of reinforcing such a notion.
Strong Latin-American or not woman seek change through action and thought. Through love and unselfishness. Shit, this really got me going… View all 4 comments. View 1 comment. Odio este libro. Hasta en la sinopsis de Ripper describe la ciudad como "opulenta". Dan ganas de tomarla del cuello y sacudirla "Deja de repetirlo tanto, mujer. Breaking news, los chilenos, ni los latinoamericanos son como los representa esta Bazofia. Seguido viene el hecho de que los personajes: En resumen: View all 3 comments.
Para muestra solo un boton, la parte de los gemelos, iguales al nacer distintos en su adultez y nuevamente iguales al morir. I don't normally finish books that I consider to be one star reads- and I usually determine that about pages in. I finished this book because a friend recommended it to me, saying it was one of her favorites.
I wanted to make sure I gave it a full read and really think about it before imparting my opinion. There are several reasons why I didn't like this book- the most prominent being that the main character, Esteban Trueba, was an evil, impulsive person with zero empathy and no redeemable q I don't normally finish books that I consider to be one star reads- and I usually determine that about pages in.
There are several reasons why I didn't like this book- the most prominent being that the main character, Esteban Trueba, was an evil, impulsive person with zero empathy and no redeemable qualities. He saw everyone as lesser than him.
He took what he wanted with no regard for others. He raped dozens of women to sate himself. He abused his family, both emotionally and physically. He did nothing for people in need.
The list goes on and on, and the author attempts to make him a sympathetic character. No, sorry, I'm not interested in reading about a person like this. The whole book is just filled with darkness, tragedy and abuse. Every time there is a small speck of light it is snuffed out. Clara is made out to be this holy mother, this good matriarch who takes in needy people and talks to ghosts.
It was tough to determine whether this book was going for magical realism or not- and since the rest of the book seemed like historical fiction, I'm going to go with the fact that she was just crazy.
She was mute for years as a child, and was unable to have any kind of relationship with her own children. She would disappear into her head for months at a time, roam the halls of the house and invite other crazy people over to commune with. I couldn't get a handle on her character. Blanca was a little flighty as well, and never fought for what she wanted. Jaime and Nicolas were ridiculously eccentric and obsessed with strange things. The only good character in the whole book is Alba.
She is fierce, brave, and has a constitution that I could probably never live up to. She alone is not enough to save this story, however. The writing was also a slog to get through. It was dense with so much information that wasn't necessary, and Allende would go off on tangents and never get back to what she started the chapter talking about. Sometimes a single paragraph would take up two pages. It was just too much at times. I read every page until around page , and then I skimmed the next pages, just to get through the damn thing.
I read in full the last two chapters. I feel as though there were some good things in here. Had Esteban not been so abusive, I could have enjoyed Clara more as a character.
Had the whole book just been about Alba's story, it would have been better. I did learn a lot about turn of the Century life in Latin America, and some of the political uprisings that happened.
That's really all I can say here. I need to read something happier now. This book took a toll on me. Oh my, I really didn't enjoy this one.
It was supposed to be this epic family saga mixed with magical realism, but the story and its characters really didn't do anything for me. Boring as hell and nonsensical until even halfway through.
Did you ever think that someone would ever ban a book? Well they do. Books are being banned everyday and were banned decades ago.
I think that books should be banned to an extent. Majority of books are banned because they contain violence, homosexuality, and religion. Adults often ban book because they feel as though the book has controversial ideas in them.
Books are usually banned and or censored to protect people, mainly as children from difficult ideas and information. In many cases, people Did you ever think that someone would ever ban a book? In many cases, people might not think that the book shouldn't be banned it's just appropriate for older children. Books don't come with age levels like movies do. Just because there is an age level on a book doesn't mean that that age group will read that book. Young adult and children's books seem to be the ones being challenged the most.
Parents file complaints which are directed to libraries and schools. Parents should have the right to tell there children what the should and shouldn't read. Not someone else. Certain books contain thing that they may not want there children learning about at a young age so they should read the book before the child does.
Author put there hard work and time into writing books and when they find out that its banned how do you think they feel. Everyone should have the freedom to read what they want when they want to. Books are made for reading not for banning. Parents should be in control of what there children read. Books should have age levels and should be read if there parents want them too. Children should be supervised when reading books.
Reading is educational don't try to make it a bad thing. Just not my cup of tea. I actually won a book way back, and out of the poor choices I chose this one. I figured I'd read it- it sounded amazing! And Isabel Allende had such good reviews all the time, so why not? Great mistake.
I found her writing to be tedious to my personality. I couldn't get past the first pages as it failed miserably to catch my interest and was clearly not the type of literature I enjoy. I guess I'll stick to the genres I know I enjoy from now on, because clearly my incursion Just not my cup of tea. I guess I'll stick to the genres I know I enjoy from now on, because clearly my incursion in others has failed. Tal vez en un futuro le de otra oportunidad para poderlo disfrutar como muchos lo han hecho.
Words cannot describe how I loathe this book. I think it was my least favorite book ever before Faulkner came along. It's disgusting, it's communist propoganda, and it's a complete waste of time. I came to this book from a source that I thought would mean it would be beautifully feminist, but I really have to squint at what I just read to find any sort of feminism in it.
Instead what I find is a storyline that is dominated by a despicable, misogynistic, violent man who seems to live to make every woman in his life and then some miserable.
Even in his later days, when he is meant to be forgiven for his actions in the past because he has been softened by his love for his granddaughter, h I came to this book from a source that I thought would mean it would be beautifully feminist, but I really have to squint at what I just read to find any sort of feminism in it. Even in his later days, when he is meant to be forgiven for his actions in the past because he has been softened by his love for his granddaughter, he still looks back longingly on the days when he could rape women every time he wanted sex.
I have no forgiveness to give. The story opens with a surreal introduction to the del Valle family, with young Clara who is clairvoyant, and spacey but beautiful Rosa who is revealed at her death to be a mermaid as she always was, obviously.