Sunday, 16 November 2008
Chocolat by Joanne harris
I first read this book in 1999 I think, when it was first published, and well before the film. I thought it an excellent book, light and a quick read, very entertaining but not great literature. You don't find chocolatiers in very many small French villages, but it nevertheless paints a good picture of life in rural France. It's such a shame that the film didn't keep more closely to the book.
I do wonder if I would find it as good if it hadn't been the first of Joanne Harris' books set in France. I have come to tire of her more recent books.