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Almost Intoxicating, but Falls Slightly Sour

Advantages: Compelling Story and characters
Disadvantages: We are not bottles of wine, lazy writer cannot find a new town in France and new minor characters to fill it - shame!

I have a confession to make. I've read the novel Chocolat, but I think it isn't the best book by Joanne Harris, and personally, I think the movie is better. Sacrilege? Maybe - but opinion is opinion, no? And this is mine. But, I'm not going to review ...

TheChocolateLady 01.08.2004 ∑ Read full review
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Review of Blackberry Wine - Joanne Harris

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First Chocolate, Now Wine. Great

Advantages: Easy to read, a cosy, interesting book
Disadvantages: Slightly underdeveloped characters, inevitable comparisons to Chocolat

For those of you that donít know, Iím a bit of a fan of books. Well reading in general actually, magazines, newspapers, crisp packets, whatever. Writing a review of a book however is a completely different kettle of fish and up until now Iíve been a bit ...

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Truly Intoxicating

Advantages: Warm and enchanting,with a touch of magic
Disadvantages: None,in my opinion

Jay Mackintosh is a writer who is blocked. Frustrated by his stalled career, unhappy with his shallow, meaningless life and his pushy journalist girlfriend, Kerry, Jay seeks solace in the pleasures of the grape: more especially, the bottles of pungent hom ...

Suzan 29.01.2001 ∑ Read full review
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Tasty, but not as sweet as chocolat...

Advantages: Sweet and, eventually, absorbing tale
Disadvantages: Not quite there

I read Blackberry Wine a year after Chocolat, but I could still remember the latter well. Although I liked Blackberry Wine, it seems to me that I could not enjoy it as wholeheartedly and warmly as I had its predecessor. Blackberry Wine is the story ...

ruth_cole 23.01.2002 ∑ Read full review
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Another classic read

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There is a vicious perception that Joanne Harris is a girls author, she writes books aimed at the female audience. Poppy cock is what I say to that. Joanne Harris writes thoughtful novels, in a wonderfully indulgent style (guys appreciate literature too ...

KingHerrod 22.07.2001 ∑ Read full review
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