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Try me...Test me...Taste me. When an exotic stranger, Vianne Rocher, arrives in the French village of Lansquenet and opens a chocolate boutique directly opposite the church, Father Reynaud identifies her as a serious danger to his flock - especially as it is the beginning of Lent, the traditional season of self-denial. War is declared as the priest denounces the newcomer's wares as instruments of murder. Suddenly Vianne's shop-cum-cafe means that there is somewhere for secrets to be whispered, grievances to be aired, dreams ...

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Mar 16, 2010

This chocolat is not bitter

There are stereotypical characters in the novel Chocolat. However, Ms Harris carefully enlists their help to tell this story. One of her best choices is to have the narrative switch between the characters. This is one way that the reader can have all perspectives and still retain the first person point of view. The story is well written and is fun to read. The reader can follow along as if following a diary of the days between Ash Wednesday and Easter. The movie is pretty close to the story and can enhance the reading experience.


Apr 21, 2007

Chocoholics; dig in!!!

If by any chance you are a chocoholic, you will definitely enjoy Chocolat! Very entertaining, I truly savoured every single word, absolutely delicious! Make sure you have a hot cocoa handy. Chocolat will awaken your senses.

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