91 of 97 people found the following review helpful
The Adventure of a Lifetime,
By A Customer
This review is from: The House of the Spirits (Mass Market Paperback)
I watched a young student the other day on the subway reading the House of the Spirits. He slowly rose from his seat when he reached his destination and almost walked into the subway doors as they were closing. I then followed him as he walked down the platfom bumping into people all the way. He could not take his eyes from the pages, even as he walked. I was excited for him because I knew he was in for the ride of his life but I was also jealous because he was experiencing for the first time one of the most dynamic and complex books I have ever read. The incredible Ms. Allende created some of the most remarklable relationships between people in any book; husband and wife, brother and sister, mentor and student -- but the most beautiful and complete relationships are among the phenomenal women in this breathtaking novel. As soon as I finished the novel, I gave a copy to everyone I know who cares about literature. I then read everything that Allende has put between two covers and called a book. I have never been disappointed.
Tracked by 1 customer
Sort: Oldest first | Newest first
Showing 1-2 of 2 posts in this discussion
Initial post: Apr 26, 2012 5:44:50 PM PDT
Peter Little says:
Posted on Jun 26, 2012 10:21:12 AM PDT
I first heard about this book on a radio show where people called in to talk about books they wished they could read again "for the first time." It appears that this book has caused the same reaction in more than one person. :) It's on my list now to read. Thanks for your review.
‹ Previous 1 Next ›