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The Lollipop Shoes (Chocolat #2)

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'Who died?' I said. 'Or is it a secret?'

'My mother, Vianne Rocher.'

Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop. Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door. The wind has stopped – at least for a while. Then into their liv

Paperback, 459 pages
Published January 15th 2009 (first published May 2nd 2007)
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Dec 17, 2015 Nikoleta rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magical-realist
Η υπέροχη συνέχεια της Καυτής Σοκολάτας. Η Βιαν Ροσέ με καινουρια ταυτότητα, κ που είναι το περίεργο; Έτσι την μάθαμε και έτσι την αγαπήσαμε. Τι συμβαίνει όμως όταν αυτή η νέα ταυτότητα έχει παρασύρει κ καταπιεί την αγαπημένη, δυναμική ηρωίδα που ξέραμε και την έχει μετατρέψει σε ένα άβουλο τρομαγμένο πλάσμα; Κ πάνω απ’ όλα όταν ο άνεμος φέρνει στην πόρτα της μια γυναίκα που θυμίζει πολύ περισσότερο τον παλιό αγαπημένο εαυτό της, ισως και περισσότερο απο'τι τον θυμίζει τώρα η ίδια. Όταν αυτή η μ ...more
Aug 30, 2014 Cherie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I’ve been sitting in my chair thinking about what I was going to write about the story I just finished. The question, “what did you think?” always makes me feel like it is some kind of test and I am going to give the wrong answer. I try not to think about it that way. I always think that this is not the question that I should be answering. My question would be “what did you feel?” Ahhh, yes, that’s it.

Let me tell you about the story by telling you how I felt.

The whole time I was reading The Gi
I really, really wanted to like this book - I have such fond memories of *Chocolat* (probably because I read a borrowed copy on the plane home from a trip to Paris replete with French chocolates, but still...). I can't help but think that the sequel almost ruins the magic of the first one - it ended so...hopefully, and then *The Girl With No Shadow* happens and undercuts it all.

As a stand-alone book, though (which it very well could be), I'm much happier with it (and if it were a stand-alone boo
Feb 15, 2009 Rachel rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: europe
The spider weaves its web elegantly. It is a thing of beauty to watch. But, to see it ensnare its prey is horrific, yet equally fascinating. Harris spins her own web in this delicious sequel to Chocolat. Who is the spider and who is the prey?
Apr 22, 2008 Sarah rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: adult
Sequel to Chocolat, published as The Lollipop Shoes outside of U.S.

Chocolat was full of colors and enchantment that we never really knew the source of. The Girl with No Shadow reveals these right away. This story starts with none of the enchantment and mystery of Chocolat. We are introduced to Zozie who is leaving her previous life. Each chapter comes from the point of view of either Zozie, Vianne, or Anouk. This threw me at first until I realized we had switched characters. Roux returns but is
Gerri Leen
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Bhargavi Balachandran
I started this book with a lot of expectations and i am happy to report that I enjoyed it thoroughly. Joanne Harris's Lollipop shoes is like dark,creamy chocolate with a hint of spice-totally heady and difficult to resist. Narrated from three POVs(Yanne, Anouk and Zozie), the narrative flows seamlessly. I loved how Joanne let a huge chunk of the narrative be told from Zozie's perspective- I don't really think i have read too many novels that have been narrated from the Villain's point of view.Al ...more
Kirsti (Melbourne on my mind)
God, I love this book. So, so much. Magic plays much more of a role in this one than in Chocolat, which could almost be described as straight up literature. This one relies fairly heavily on magic of varying sorts. It gives us the back story on characters we know and love, which also introducing one of the most unreliable and compelling narrators I think I've ever come across. Zozie is so creeptastic by the end, and yet in the beginning, the reader is as taken in by her as Anouk is.

CJ - It's only a Paper Moon
Feb 04, 2009 CJ - It's only a Paper Moon rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: fans of french fiction, fans of Good books, Chocolat/Harris fnas
If Chocolat was Dark Chocolate with a creamy milk chocolate filling then The Girl with No Shadow is a Dark Chocolate truffle with a smooth creamy finish.

"The Girl..." is not a simple tale. It's a complex tale that mirrors life and the way we interact with each other, the things we choose not to see, the choices we make because we believe them to be right and the ultimate decision of getting back to that place within yourself that truly represents who you are.

It's about love, vengeance, family, l
Linda Abhors the New GR Design
Aug 10, 2014 Linda Abhors the New GR Design rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uk
I loved this book. And I didn't expect to. Granted, Chocolat is one of my favorite "Go to a happy place" films. So when I found the book at a bargain price a few years ago, I thought I'd read it.
Per my usual, since I'd seen the movie, I didn't take the time to read the first book (since I have so much to read for work, and this doesn't fall into the group of books in my field). Now I think I will, even though I can tell that it won't take me to a happy place, as does the film.

I thought for cert
Morana Mazor
Pariz, magija, čokolada... Pratimo život Vianne Rocher i Anouk poslije onog dijela koji smo čitali/gledali u Čokoladi... A on se odvija u Parizu, točnije na Montmartru.. I to je lijepo.. Iako je u ovoj knjizi više naglasak na magiju..prvi mi je dio bio bolji.. U stvari, možda sam baš zato što je prvi bio toliko dobar, stavila prevelika očekivanja pred Cipelice..Ovdje mi je najslabija karika nekako, nedorečen zaplet.. U svakom slučaju, ako ste zavoljeli likove i atmosferu "Čokolade" pročitajte i ...more
Aug 04, 2008 Boof rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: british-authors
I was so disappointed with this book; when it first came out I even bought it in hardback as I had absolutley loved Chocolat (and the others of Harris's that I have read). I had practically been counting down the days to the release of this book and was left feeling incredibly underwhelmed by the whole thing.

The Lollipop Shoes is the story of Vianne and Anouk and Vianne's new daugher who have moved to Paris and set up a chocolate shop there too but there is none of the magic of that first shop,
I enjoyed this more than Chocolat, perhaps because I had nothing to compare it to. Harris' writing style is just as easy to read as chocolate, and this book is just as amusing a morsel (and just as likely to make your mouth water). However, I found it more nuanced and a bit less obvious than Chocolat.

Zozie is a much more satisfying villain than Chocolat's Reynaud ever was; and Anouk's sullen teenage resentment of (and at times, fierce love for) her mother and attraction to Zozie as a surrogate m
Aug 30, 2014 Janice rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The sequel to Chocolat is a much darker offering. The story is set 4 years later and it's clear that Vianne is fearful of something. She and Anouk have assumed new names, their spirits have dwindled, and they seem defeated. The story examines the debilitating effect of fear and the dangers it can expose us to. It also examines the choices we make to obtain the things we need. I'm beginning to suspect that Joanne Harris' dialogue of right vs wrong, good vs evil to be a signature for her. I've rea ...more
Sep 14, 2014 Tze-Wen rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
[This review was originally posted on my blog.]

It has been years since I last read Chocolat and watched its magical movie adaptation. I remember that I went on a Joanne Harris reading spree right after that. Many of her books are just as filled with love for the culinary arts. Part of me was afraid that the sequel would disappoint, and that is why I only recently got around to reading The Lollipop Shoes. I needn't have worried though, because from the very first page I was hooked. The woman with
Nov 24, 2009 Anne rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read Joanne Harris's popular novel Chocolat and saw the movie based on it so long ago that I can barely remember what it was about - other than a chocolate shop in France. But, I do recall enjoying it and finding it quite magical. So, while at a bookstore recently, I was excited to discover this sequel. The Girl with No Shadow opens with Vianne and Anouk (of Chocolat fame) in a new city under new identities, Yanne and Annie. Yanne is struggling to keep her new chocolaterie afloat. She is datin ...more
Apr 13, 2009 Heidi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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As a sequel to "Chocolat", I think this was pretty good. It shows growth and imagination on the author's part, not just a reworking of a previous success. Each chapter is narrated by one of the main characters; Zozie, Vianne or Anouk. The little graphic at the chapter heading indicates which person will be speaking, but I didn't figure that out until after I had finished the book. Kind of makes me mad, too. That's not the kind of clue I'd typically overlook. That aside, I thought there could hav ...more
Jenny Sparrow
Jul 26, 2011 Jenny Sparrow rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Роман Джоанн Харрис "Леденцовые туфельки" - это продолжение известного романа "Шоколад". И, скажу я вам, просто замечательное продолжение! Туфельки понравились мне куда больше Шоколада, хотя я и сама, наверное, толком не объясню, почему :)

Может, из-за того, что повествование ведется от лица трех разных героинь, и стиль каждой главы прелестно меняется в зависимости от рассказчицы: злодейки-интриганки Зози, Вианн, из страха за детей изменившей самой "шоколадной" себе, или ее дочери-подростка Анук,
Stephanie Graham Pina
While I did not love this book with the same intensity as Chocolat, it is still a delightful sequel. I was sad to see Vianne so changed and wanted desperately for her to find her way back to herself. I understood Vianne's changes, her fears as a mother, and as a mother of a special needs child I can relate to the fierce anger you can feel towards Kindly Ones who intend to help but only hurt.
I felt angry towards Zozie, the interloper in their lives. I also felt strangely fascinated by her. Harri
Aug 09, 2016 Lydia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I was pretty frustrated with this book. I enjoyed the writing and I thought the writing was good but the plot and the story just felt really drawn-out.

Usually Harris' writing has a really lovely slowness, like the gradual unwinding of a ball of yarn, but I didn't feel that way with this book. I really like her characters, particularly her female characters and how they were written but parts of the novel just felt totally forced in there for plot purposes.

Without spoiling it, I relished the big
Aug 11, 2012 Nikki rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy
I love Chocolat, and I could never get bored of it, I don't think. But I didn't get on so well with The Lollipop Shoes the first time I read it, and this time even less so. Vianne without her magic, without her spark -- for most of the book anyway -- is a lot more boring, and I hated the tangles of plot Zozie festooned around the place. It was hard to care about Thierry and the part of the plot that involved him, and Roux didn't come in soon enough.

The ending is too little, too late -- and I'd r
Darth J
This second installment in the Chocolat books is that rare sequel that is better than the first. More overtly magical than Chocolat, Harris continues her tale about a young mother raising her two children with sweets and witchcraft. There is something inherently earthy and grounded about the way the author uses magical realism to move her story forward, which is a breath of fresh air among others in the genre. From the food to the romance, The Girl with No Shadow is the most enchanting book in t ...more
Apr 10, 2015 Margarida rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Não foi o meu livro preferido desta autora. Há qualquer coisa que me impediu de ficar entusiasmada com o livro e apenas as últimas páginas me fizeram dar-lhe 4 estrelas. Achei que a história andava muito devagar. No entanto, consegui apegar-me às personagens e ganhar uma extrema irritação à Zozie e às suas manhas.
Opinião do blogue Chaise Longue:

Que Joanne Harris é uma das autoras mais conhecidas e amadas e a criadora de Chocolate toda a gente sabe, o que muitos não sabem é que numa festa conheceu Ewan McGregor e o confundiu com um ex-aluno, que quando jantou com Ray Bradbury esteve 20 minutos em silêncio até se verter em lágrimas, lê Stephen King no banho e não chora em filmes excepto na cena da morte de Javert em Os Miseráveis. Viciada em perfume e sapatos, compr
Вианн Роше перебирается в Париж, где растит детей и их воображаемых друзей и соперничает за право быть самой магической теткой на районе с угрожающе красивой брюнеткой в красном плаще, неоднократной победительницей конкурса "укради чужую личность".

Наверное, самое ценное ощущение, которое дарит читателям Джоанн Харрис, -- того, что у любого человека, если присмотреться, есть и ангелы-хранители, и старинные переданные по наследству рецепты счастья, и куча таинственных, удивительных историй, которы
Mar 05, 2016 Shelly rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I have to say I was nervous going into this book, would it be as good as the first?
And for the first 100 pages I was on the back foot, trying to catch up with names and remembering if I needed to remember things.
It was unclear who's point of view I was on. But then I was audiobooking it, so maybe in print there are pointers.
But once again I loved the strong female narrative running this book. The magical realism, voodoo and herbalisum, that runs through this story like a vain of dark chocolat.
Antoaneta Mitrusheva
Би било нечестно, ако напиша, че книгата изобщо не ми хареса. Напротив - прочетох я с известно удоволствие, но я нямаше тръпката, с която четях първите книги на Джоан Харис - "Петте четвъртини на портокала" и "Шоколад". Всъщност тази книга се явява нещо като продължение на "Шоколад" - на мен обаче по-скоро ми звучеше като повторение. Нищо ново и различно, нищо вълнуващо. Сякаш авторката е решила да повтори успеха от предходната книга, като просто я пренапише. Освен това атмосферата ми беше твърд ...more
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نوشتن این کتاب که با الهام گرفتن از یک شکلات فروشی آغاز شده،انقدر شفاف و عمیق، زندگی رو از درون یک مغازه شکلات فروشی توصیف می کنه که خواننده لحظه به لحظه خودش رو در فضای داستان می بینه. دردهای شخصیت های این رمان، همون مشکلات آشنای روزمره ما هستند و آخرش هم چیزی که بیشتر از طلسم و جادو، این مشکلات رو کمرنگ می کنه انسانیت و همدلی قهرمانان داستانه.

شخصیتهای کفش های آبنباتی، خواننده رو دعوت می کنند تا مجددا با بخش هایی از شخصیت خودشون آشتی کنند، بخش هایی رو که دنیای مدرن نپذیرفته و انسان متمدن به اجب
Jun 13, 2016 Carla rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A compulsive read. Joanne Harris, continues Vianne's story from Chocolat in tremendous style. I literally couldn't put the book down, eager to find out what happens next. The true characters gradually reveal themselves to the reader in true fairytale fashion. I wasn't sure if a follow up to Chocolat would be any good, but it is excellent and may actually surpass Chocolat in terms of story and suspense. Overall a great read and one that I may even re-read in the future.
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Joanne Harris is an Anglo-French author, whose books include fourteen novels, two cookbooks and many short stories. Her work is extremely diverse, covering aspects of magic realism, suspense, historical fiction, mythology and fantasy. She has also written a DR WHO novella for the BBC, has scripted guest episodes for the game ZOMBIES, RUN!, and is currently engaged in a number of musical theatre pr ...more
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