"This is a story of destined love, a kind of love that nothing can keep it apart. Written by one of the greatest writers of our times. Marquez writes in such elegant and eloquent prose, definitely one of my favorite books."
"The story of an unbreakable bond of love between a parent and a child...I am not a huge fan of Allende's story telling ability, but this book was written from the heart- raw and honest-not filled with myth or "magic realism," it was a book hard to put down."
"Disturbing and dark, but brilliantly written. Incredible to think it wasn't written in author's first language. He loses nothing in translation, in my opinion. Not even another favorite writer, Garcia Marquez, is that good."