Cioccolato amaro: Lesley Lokko: Books – Cora said: Another perfectly indulgent offering from Lesley Lokko. praticamente i giorni nostri, Cioccolato amaro racconta le vicissitudini di tre ragazze: Laure. Premetto che credo che questo sarà l’ultimo romanzo che leggerò della Lokko, sebbene tutti mi parlino bene de L’estate francese e Cioccolato amaro.

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Leslej the next 13 years, the women struggle to find their way, each drawing on her unique inner resources to survive. Lesley Lokko might be “the author who brought brains to the blockbuster”, but, at least based on Bitter Chocolate, I highly disagree, it is not a very intelligent book – rather the opposite and I do not feel inclined to check out her previous work, based on this experience.

Have loved her previous novels but this didnt live up to my expectations. Che poi me lo spiega, come fa. If you need something to get invested in, something to make you think, something to make you feel every emotion under the sun and something to stay in your head, then look no further.

Nov 11, Rachel rated it liked it. Nov 18, Jenny Cooke rated it did not like it. Want to Read saving…. cioccolxto

After all, reading requires attention and effort. Jessica Meddick rated it liked it May 04, This book centers on the story of Ameline, Laure and Melanie.

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He paused for a second, his fingers lokjo the door handle. Reading Bitter Chocolate only led me to ask myself the question: Jun 25, Kelly rated it liked it.


Apartheid, democracy and corruption are laced through the story and highlight a very intelligent author who feels passionately about these topics, yet at times they detract from the main story line. Want to Read Currently Reading Amsro. I bought this book on a whim from ebay, the description proclaiming the novel to be from “the author who brought brains to the blockbuster”.

However, I was still drawn to continue reading, so there was always a ‘hook’. Her mother sells her baby, in which the girl gets really pissed duh and leaves. I didn’t enjoy this. Aug 16, Lindsay Hart rated it really liked it. Loved this book but feel that quite a few parts of the story were left up in the air. Nov 13, Jayme rated it really liked it. Boring only read 20 pages and lost interest. The stories of these three women was remarkable and i amarp how the author took time out to develop their characters.

Laure St Lazare is the 16 year old daughter of a runaway mother who lives with her widowed, loveless grandmother in a rambling mansion in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Everything works out in the end. Ecco, se l’avete fatto, forse un po’ mi capirete: No trivia or quizzes yet.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It was a colossal slap in the face. Aug 12, Barbara rated it really liked it Shelves: Of course her luck changes and she marries some rich white dude and they move to the UK.

Bitter Chocolate by Lesley Lokko

The writing left me hanging as Lokko alternated her narrative between major characters, lesey I absolutely had to keep reading until the end. Part of me was just wanting to get it finished. The stories of these women were twists and turns at many opportunities.


Apr 28, RainbowWriter rated it liked it. Trivia About Bitter Chocolate. Ma se, come me, leggete questo libro in piena crisi letteraria e ci mettete una vita, vi accorgerete che ci sono delle stonature davvero imperdonabili!

This book has also little to do with real lives of immigrants – it will hardly get as glamorous as the book describes. Like the other book, years go leslet in the swoop of a sentence and your like, how did it get that far in cloccolato future?

Bitter Chocolate was too big, i struggled through it. I read a few chapters and was unimpressed, but for some reason I pressed on.

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amzro Sembra quasi la pausetta per sgranchirsi le gambe ad una lezione universitaria! My, oh my, what have I turned into, rallying “men are jerks” in this review?

And there are three very confused young ladies, unsure of how their life is going to pan out and whether they’re making the right or more often wrong decision. Feb 22, Francel Anne Julian rated it really liked it.