Friday, July 3, 2015
Peaches for Father Francis (aka ' Peaches for Monsieur le Cure') by Joanne Harris
I picked this up to read strictly based on my love of the book Chocolat. There have been others by the author that I have picked up for the same reason, and liked with mixed results. This story features many of the same characters from Chocolat, with many of the same delicious flavors and overtones, but little of the magic that grabbed me in the original (published in 1999). It was a good enough story, but hasn't touched the memory that is still strong in my heart after 16 years, several re-reads and a wonderful screen adaptation.
True, Harris has managed to create (and maintain) some remarkable characters, and touch on some very key elements of human nature, both good and bad. But I wanted magic, too.
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