The Dark Bride : A Novel

by Laura Restrepo | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0060088958 Global Overview for this book
Registered by morsecode of Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on 6/19/2006
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Journal Entry 1 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Monday, June 19, 2006
Book Description:
Once a month, the refinery workers of the Tropical Oil Company descend upon Tora, a city in the Colombian forest. They journey down from the mountains searching for earthly bliss and hoping to encounter Sayonara, the legendary Indian prostitute who rules their squalid paradise like a queen. Beautiful, exotic, and mysterious, Sayonara, the undisputed barrio angel, captivates whoever crosses her path. Then, one day, she violates the unwritten rules of her profession and falls in love with a man she can never have. Sayonara's unrequited passion has tragic consequences not only for her, but for all those whose lives ultimately depend on the Tropical Oil Company.

A slyly humorous yet poignant love story, The Dark Bride lovingly recreates the lusty, heartrending world of Colombian prostitutes and the men of the oil fields who are entranced by them. Full of wit and intelligence, tragedy and compassion, The Dark Bride is luminous and unforgettable.

Journal Entry 2 by morsecode from Woonsocket, Rhode Island USA on Monday, October 09, 2006
I'm going to be passing this book on to HoserLauren next time I see her. I offered it in a literature-in-translation swap on the bookrelay site.

Anyway I have to say that I'm not crazy about this book. I gave it a good chance. I went above and beyond Nancy Pearl's 'Rule of 50' (I can't remember exactly what page I gave up on, but I know it was between 100 and 200). It may just be that I'm not in the right frame of mind for it - actually I hope that's the reason - in any case there are too many good books in my TBR pile so I am just going to let this one go without finishing it.

Journal Entry 3 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, November 05, 2006
I got this today from morsie. Thanks Karen. If you didn't enjoy it however, I'm worried that I won't, as you tend to be less picky than I am with non-genre type of books.
Thanks for passing it along though!

Journal Entry 4 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, July 06, 2018
Unfortunately I got through even less of the book than Morsecode did. This book starts with the "I'm going to tell you a story" and then it's just rambling. The main character is introduced, then not spoken about, then we meander back to the main character, then depart again. It just couldn't hold my attention so I moved on.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Thursday, August 16, 2018

Released 1 yr ago (8/17/2018 UTC) at Mississauga, Ontario Canada

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