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The House of the Spirits
Aug 14, 2007
Recommended for: HOA takers, Spanish takers, women, men, everyone
Ingeniously intertwined story, epic in all respects, covering three plus generations, filled to the brim with rich characters, immense heart, and fantastic imagination. Perfectly blends latin melodrama romance with matriarchal power, the corruption of power and the male species, the suppression of women, the power of love, the power of an opinion, politics, history, social commentary, dictatorship, the effects of time, the power of family, and the almost supernatural feeling that can exist between members of a family. The first half is a great character study of many great characters, fleshed out to the fullest, creating a strong compassion that is top-notch. comments on the collective spirit of man both politically and within a family, and how women through the generations have learned to cope with male superiority. These mind and emotion moving themes permeate the truly interesting story. Also reveals the power of redemption and the gaining of grace with oneself. A modern masterpiece.
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