A DNF for me. I just can't stand Allende's writing style. She tells, tells, tells the entire story. I never feel as tho I am there. Pages and pages go by with no conversation between the characters at all. It's all past tense, third person and very unpersonal. Most people love it tho.
I DID like the narratives by Zarite.. If the whole book was told from her POV, I would have finished and probably loved it.