by Joanne. Harris | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552155136 Global Overview for this book
Registered by stephjb of Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on 3/16/2014
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Journal Entry 1 by stephjb from Torquay, Devon United Kingdom on Sunday, March 16, 2014
Swapped for on the book exchange shelves at Camping Altomira, Navajas, Spain.

Journal Entry 2 by stephjb at Navajas, Castelló/Castellón Spain on Sunday, March 23, 2014
A weird mish-mash of ideas in this novel which is irritatingly narrated by a bottle of wine. There are other 'magical' bottles too but fortunately they fade out as each is drunk. The two-part storyline describes Jay's teenage summers of rural 1970s idyll and I enjoyed these sections, particularly his relationship with Joe who is by far the best character in the whole book. However, young Jay's chapters alternate with those of adult Jay, a self-obsessed alcoholic who emigrates to rural France in a fug of wine fumes to discover the true meaning of life among comfortingly familiar stereotypes in the Chocolat village. I guess this novel was aspirational for Brits still dreaming of Peter Mayle-type escapism a decade ago but, for me reading now, Blackberry Wine mostly felt dated and twee.

Journal Entry 3 by stephjb at Beanzz Cafe in Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom on Saturday, April 05, 2014

Released 7 yrs ago (4/5/2014 UTC) at Beanzz Cafe in Eastbourne, East Sussex United Kingdom


On the book exchange shelf.
Can highly recommend the Oreo cupcakes!

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