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Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris
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Aug 08, 2007

liked it
bookshelves: great-story
Recommended for: Anyone interested in culinary appearances in literature or looking for a slow, downer summer read
Read in August, 2007

This book seriously dragged me right along to an inevitable (and dark) conclusion. I kept toggling between enjoying her writing style, loads of unique description and a nice layer of old memories and new experiences for the main character, and being sort of shocked and horrified by the absolute coldness of most of the characters in the story. It was an interesting book, but I had a hard time absorbing myself in it(which is what I've been looking for lately).

Perhaps the other drawback (and major plus) was that I kept having to take snack breaks. Her descriptions of food sound so tempting I am now desperate to take up French cooking (not likely to be a forte of mine since I'm no good at detail-oriented cooking).
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