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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands by Jorge Amado
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Dec 26, 2007

it was ok
bookshelves: 2008-reading-list
Read in November, 2008

Magical realism is exactly the kind of genre I should like but for some reason I just don’t. I want more magic or more realism and less of both (here it was the “magic” that was lacking). Again, there were individual scenes and even whole chapters in Dona Flor that were funny and incisive and great, but the story wasn’t propulsive for me. I could stop reading this and have no particular motivation to pick it up again. I do want to learn more about Bahian cuisine, though, which sounds fantastic.

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