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Ä Read Ä La casa de los espíritus by Isabel Allende ↠´ I did not finish this book I didn t think it was one of the worst books for me but it was simply not destined to entertain me There was some potential in it But it was disjointed I tried further than I should ve, because it s a rec, and I ve already got 3 likes from it, but when a book is spurned in favor of David Copperfield, that tells the whole story Another thing that made me try harder than usual is the cover It s so wonderful But the book, not for me.
If this world is going to be a better place for our grandchildren and great grandchildren, it will be women who make it soIsabel Allende.
Phewee The House of the Spirits is a tumultuous epic which chronicles four generations of two extraordinary families.
The eponymous house is large it boasts three courtyards and a Chil an version of the Addams Family.
Imagine too, if you will, Barrab s, the somewhat unnatural domesticated dog horse, who was ill advisedly fed olive oil until he covered the house from top to bottom with diarrhoea Blurrgh Following in the giant footsteps of Gabriel Garc a M rquez, Allende lets rip with her own brand of el realismo m gico.
Strong female roles abound in this captivating story, from Rosa who has the maritime grace of a mermaid , to Clara the soothsayer, whose apocalyptic visions include exploding h Gabriel Garcia Marquez comparisons aside, it s hard to review this book without references to the magical realism and the narrative styles of Latin America I truly believe that anyone not familiar with the above mentioned, would likely be a bit thrown, even put off by these influences Still, this is a brilliantly written story, epic in its truest sense Covering four generations of women with a man as the common thread between them , it races through the simplicity of the old world into the complexity of an increasingly global existance and the insistance that this country enter into the morphing global economy and political stage The true classics know how to do one particular thing very well They are able to capture the reader with the emotive ties to the characters in a microcosm while placing them in a grander mileston When I was a kid, me and my brother used to spend most weekends at our grandparents house And most of those weekends we would watch one of the same two movies on the good ol VCR Steel Magnolias and The House of the Spirits No one seems to know the latter movie when I mention it, but it starred a bunch of impressive names Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Antonio Banderas and Winona Ryder My memory might be painting a better picture than the truth, but me and my brother LOVED the movie.
So it really kinda amazes me that it took so long for me to get my hands on the book and finally read it It s everything I can t help but love A rich family saga filled with drama, hardship, love, violence and a touch of magical realism The characters that once fascinated me in the movie have reemerged in a farcomple .
5 5Esteban, Trueba,how does your childhood grow With fear and guilt and such hard workand a love that leaves you low.
In thoughts of grief and thoughts of rage,and a slump of of broken land,you will rape your heart out, Esteban,set life to your demand.
Clara, Clara, clairvoyant,how does your marriage keep With magic silent and so near,to where your children sleep.
When tragedy has struck your home,and the bull is in the shop,reality will find you there,your disengagement stop.
Humans, humans, high and low,what does your life move toward To riches spun in paradise,And poor ones marching forward.
When man must strain for food and work,and women for their life,the wealth grows lazy in its keep,and tensions run in strife.
Politics, politics,what are your true names The search for living fair and true,the beasts of power games.
When fear drives sides to action,and both believe in might,lan I have never in my life read a book where SO MUCH HAPPENS AY Generation after generation of DEATH AND DESTRUCTION, AMIRITE I seriously don t know how to rate this book Personally it wasn t a favourite, I found myself overwhelmed and bombarded with so much tragedy and injustice and found no love in any of the characters, but I really appreciated so much of what happened and really enjoyed learningabout magical realism.
Here s my video review of this Wow If you look up epic family dramas, sweeping sagas you are sure to find the The House of the Spirits at the top of the list It s hard to capture what this book covers as it covers so much The story of the three generations of the Trueba family How their lives have changed over many, many years Their loves, grief, joy, family, politics, greed, desires, andI felt that there was so much heartbreak and tragedy in this story But I kept thinking about this one.
even when I was not reading it It is beautiful I wish that I could go back and start it all over again.
hmmm, he is a monster I think Though does he ultimately redeem himself Clara.
a wonderful character, who I wanted to hearabout and her talents The book touches on magical realism and it was done perfectly, weaved into the lives of each of the Trueba family members The love between Blanca and Ped