The Mistress of Spices (2022)

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  • Title: The Mistress of Spices
  • Author: Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  • ISBN: 9780385482387
  • Page: 404
  • Format: Paperback
The Mistress of Spices
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  1. I probably wouldn t have read this if I hadn t been introduced to Ms Divakaruni by a former student who was taking a class from her and loved her I always feel as though I should read people s books if I ve met them, which has gotten me stuck with some duds Fortunately this wasn t one of them With a writing style that s both conversational and lyrical, Divakaruni engulfs you in a heady blend of mysticism, romance, and realism as complex and sensual as the spices she writes about The story takes [...]

  2. This book belongs on a Harlequin Mills Boon bookshelf I picked it up expecting something quite different from the lukewarm and soggy story telling it contained Perhaps the author was aiming for magic realism but ended up with a mishmash of genres and not one that was well developed The story revolves around a woman who had a weird past that has no real connection to her present She inhabits an old body for no good reason other than she might actually be that old the book meanders about the years [...]

  3. Good idea poorly executed The poetic language lauded in other reviews is over the top and gets obnoxious quickly The author has an odd form of Tourrete s that makes her spit out similies eyes dark as a tropical night that aren t necessarily half bad , but there are so many of them they begin to grate The author follows The unimaginative trend Of chopping up sentences Into fragments In the name of art Which wasn t cool even the first time it was done By someone else.The title character is put in [...]

  4. Misty fragrant intoxicating mythical spicy I have read almost all books of Chitra Banerjee and each read makes me crave for her intriguing characters, colorful stories and much are like bites from your faviorite dish which you eat one at a time so that the taste lasts forever holding me close to the book and I wish it never ends The best part about her books are the interesting character sketches generally a character has shades of black or white or a mixed grey but Chira s characters have all [...]

  5. Oh dear, whatever one says is going to sound like damnation via faint praise Yes, this is magical realism no, it isn t as accomplished as the best examples in that genre Yes, it is an occasionally beguiling love story no, it isn t without its languors and flat spots Yes, the end in particular keeps one turning pages to see what happens no, it isn t quite as moving and powerful as this reader hoped it would be Entertaining, enjoyable, not life changing I felt the strongest passages weren t the ma [...]

  6. Magi na Indija kroz bajkovitu pri u o za inima i njihovom utjecaju na ljude i njihove ivote, osje aje i odluke, sa prstohvatom ljubavi i njezinim posljedicama Za ini su samo dio pri e, ono bitno su ipak ljudi, ena koja je odlu ila iza i iz svog balona u kojem je ivjela i pomo i drugima oko sebe da prona u svoju sre u, ak i uz mogu nost da ona zauvijek izgubi sve svoje.

  7. I nominated this for my f2f book group because I was curious The author lives in Houston and is a friend of a friend I was expecting a relatively simple, domestic novel, but was pleasantly surprised to find a dazzlingly original example of magical realism.The main character doesn t even have a stable name It changes as her life changes first she s Nayan Tara, the disappointing girl child who s ugly the color of mud but who has psychic gifts that make the family s fortune in a small village on a [...]

  8. I absolutely adored this book I ve read it about ten times since I first got my hand on it, and it s been a companion all through puberty and the rocky university years What s funny, then, is that it took me so long to realise what this book is really about, and what it was that drew me to it First up the writing is like jewels on a page She evokes such beautiful imagery and a wonderful magical universe just with her words one cannot help but be swept away in its beauty Secondly, it s sort of an [...]

  9. I was expecting of this book I picked it up randomly at the library because I am intrigued by Indian cooking and their creative use of spices I liked the soft, poetic language of the first pages, but it was a weak book The skeleton that the magical language hung on was weak and porous It seemed immediately to be derivitive an inferior version of Like Water for Chocolate If you like magical realism, read that one instead.

  10. I picked the book up on a secondhand book sale and was intrigued by the spices which, in retrospect, should have been the protagonists in the tale But I always enjoyed the magic flavors of the huge Asian spice markets in South Africa, where it is exhibited in heaps and weighed on ancient scales The memories of going to the Indian markets on a Saturday morning buying flowers, fruit, vegetables and magical spices, combined with an everlasting curiosity about other cultures and stories, got me bowi [...]

  11. Abandonado tras intentarlo varias veces, pero la protagonista no me acaba de enganchar No me gusta dejar los libros a mitad, porque a veces te sorprende con el final, sin embargo con ste prefiero no despediciar mi tiempo.

  12. I think it was boring personally and just the type of books i hate I mean like i get the storyline a bit but like half of the book you don t really need to know about I felt the author added to much stuff about minor characters that had nothing to do with the main ideas of the story and it kind of made the story fail in my point of view I also gave it a low rating because the book couldn t get to the point fast enough like they leave you with an idea halfway and it switches to a whole new idea a [...]

  13. love the premise, magic acting through spices the heroine is supposed to use her training and powers for her own people but compassion leads her to help all who come to her a lesson in diversity a dreamy lilt to the tone of the writing, charming word arrangement is English the author s second language , an ending that reminds me of that one Batman villain from the animated series who wants to destroy the world so it can heal itself over Razul the love story part is on the verge of silly but sill [...]

  14. There is this very important thing about performing magic Unless you have a deep grasp of your magic and pronounce the runes properly, the magic will not work What is worse, it might backfire and the invoked spirit might even end up killing you This very thing seems to have happened to Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni in writing this book Her writing magic, if I could call it so, has backfired and, Goodness, it has done so very badly.The first book of this author that I had read was The Palace of Illu [...]

  15. I tried to read and enjoy this book I read the summary, prior to purchasing it and it sounded promising However, after the first 15 pages, I knew I was doomed None the less, I kept going, but I just could not get into this book The prose is beautiful but heavyd I detect this is supposed to be along the lines of fantasybut I was lost To the DNF shelf this goes until another time.

  16. Questa lettura, per me, ha una storia strana Vidi il libro qulche anno fa sul banco di una biblioteca dell Universit , era di una ragazza che a furia di leggerlo lo aveva consumato Mi colp il nome dell autrice, che non conoscevo aveva un nome che sapeva di India annotai nome e titolo sul palmo della mano e mi diressi nella prima libreria preso conservo ancora lo scontrino come segnalibro Come spesso accade il libro rimase sulla mia scrivania per ben due anni Non di oblio ma di abbandono per manc [...]

  17. As a big fan of Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, I collect many of her books The ones I have read are The Unknown Errors of Our Lives, Arranged Married, and the last one is The Mistress of Spices.Like in her other books, in The Mistress of Spices, Divakaruni uses her beautiful writing style Soft, unhurried, strong She makes readers captivated in such a way that you feel every single sensation the main character, Tilo, undergoes.This novel is somehow a flight of imagination, yet Divakaruni helps you k [...]

  18. Libro strano, riuscito solo a met la prima parte e molto bella e trasporta il lettore in una sfera atemporale dove sogno e fiaba si fondono armoniosamente, nella parte centrale la narrazione diventa piu tradizionale e sentimentale ed anche piu monotona ed il finale e da romanzetto rosa Nonostante questo sbilanciamento, e un libro da leggere la narrazione e lieve ed il romanzo non e basato su una trama ben definita, ma ruota intorno all insieme di odori, sapori e colori di cui trasuda la bottega [...]

  19. Sometimes I wonder if there is such a thing as reality, an objective and untouched nature of being Or if all that we encounter has already been changed by what we had imagined it to be If we have dreamed it into being Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, The Mistress of Spices I saw the movie last year and felt there was a whole back story missing I was right.What a beautiful fairy tale with elements of Chocolat but with a spicy twist

  20. It may have taken some time for me to connect with book, but many times in many characters it spoke my personalityis is a book that leaves an impact and definitely makes you love your spices

  21. Bits of magic, fantasy, folk remedies, herbal information, cultural studies of the lives of immigrants from India living in Oakland in the 1980 s prejudice, violence , and wish fulfillment highlight this book by an author whose book of short stories, Arranged Marriage, I truly enjoyed She s a gifted author whose work is for all, but this book is definitely chick lit not that there s anything wrong with that There are dozens of reviews so I won t elaborate on plot points but will explain why I ga [...]

  22. Oduvijek me zanimala Indija i njena kultura, njene boje , ivot i kuhinja, tako da me je ova knjiga zainteresirala u punom smislu te rije i Moram priznati da mi je sam naslov aludirao na ne to sasvim drugo.Mislila sam da e se knjiga baviti vi e sa kuhanjem i indijskom kuhinjom,me utim u ovoj knjizi nema toga puno Pa o emu se onda tu radi , ako ne o kuhanju, pitat ete se.Pri a je to o eni , Indijki Tilo, iju trgovinu sa indijskim za inima posje uju ve inom indijski doseljenici koji kuhaju njima dr [...]

  23. This book is redolent with the richness and scent of spices It is positively poetic in places and had me rushing to find my pestle and mortar to rediscover the joys of the spices she lovingly describes But ultimately it is a book about people, about life,about love and about belonging It is also a personal journey at the begining you will dislike the protagonist and her selfish attitude but this is gradually transformed For those of you who dislike the ending all I can say is that it is a dramat [...]

  24. I totally wanted to like this, and I did starting outbut 1 3 of the way through I just felt the pace slow to the speed of molasses, or maybe ghee if we re going to be culturally accurate.Tilo travels through time from a magical island to a spice shop in Oakland, where she gives out magic potions to other Indians but is supposed to let everyone else suffer through life on their own Yeah, that s the premise Then she meets a handsome American who appears to see how beautiful she is under her disgui [...]

  25. Ti piaciuto Ni E anticipo che io non dico mai, ni Pi di met del libro affascinante, poetica, fiabesca Siamo in un mondo da realismo magico, in cui le atmosfere esotiche, di cui le spezie sono la voce misteriosa in questa atmosfera, padrona apparentemente incontrastata, c Tilo, e la sua vita Ma, a un certo punto, questa vita cos diversa e magica decide di incamminarsi per la strada del romanzo per adolescenti view spoiler di quelli scadenti, aggiungo , di cui la vicenda ricalca tutte le banalit S [...]

  26. Hac a semanas que me estaba llamando desde una de las estanter as de El Corte Ingl s Apenas le la sinopsis, pero sab a que el libro de estaba eligiendo para leer su historia.Al principio me extra aba la forma en que Chitra lo hab a escrito Pero pronto me hice con ella y se me hizo natural La suavidad y misterio con que envuelve a la protagonista, su pasado, sus palabras, sus secretos y deseos Contiene frases que te hacen pensar escenas que te encogen el coraz n, otras que hacen que se vea henchi [...]

  27. Even if we found your special place I take a deep breath, then say it Because there is no earthly paradise Except what we can make back there, in the soot, in the rubble, in the crisped away flesh In the guns and the needles, the white drug dust, the young men and women lying down to dreams of wealth and power and waking in cells Yes, in the hate and fear How true those words were to me I loved the playful nature of this book with life s lessons woven throughout using spice as the forum The Mist [...]

  28. 1,5 stars This additional 0,5 is for the immigrant stories that were not even close to special but it gave the main story a nice touch, with quite a range of problems I would like to read about Everything else the language that was on the verge of ridiculous most of the time some of the metaphores or comparisons are nice but for God s sake, not in EVERY line , rather irritating main character and a romance that was from a different novel and was so weak it hurt made me not like this book at all [...]

  29. I have tried to pick up this book twice and tried reading it sincerely but I couldn t go past chapter 2 I couldn t understand Tilo s worlds of a fantasy and I felt very bored very quickly, which is usually a big sign for me to get rid of the book in my hand and find a better replacement Now I have even viewed the trailer of the film made on this movie, acted by Aishwarya RaiI couldn t bear to watch it I m sorry Ms Chitra, this one didn t digest too well Better luck next time, hun

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