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[[ Reading ]] ➶ Chocolat Author Joanne Harris – Eiyo.us

ChocolatWhen An Exotic Stranger, Vianne Rocher, Arrives In The French Village Of Lansquenet And Opens A Chocolate Boutique Directly Opposite The Church, Father Reynaud Denounces Her As A Serious Moral Danger To His Flock Especially As It Is The Beginning Of Lent, The Traditional Season Of Self Denial As Passions Flare And The Conflict Escalates, The Whole Community Takes Sides Can The Solemnity Of The Church Compare With The Sinful Pleasure Of A Chocolate Truffle

    10 thoughts on “[[ Reading ]] ➶ Chocolat Author Joanne Harris – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    There is a lot going on in this novel than a simple Catholics bad Pagans good theme that seems to offend readers so much that they miss everything else Some subjects found in this story letting go of children as they grow up and of loved ones who diemoving on from bad relationships and harmful habitsnature nurturefacing your fearsloving friends family strangers for who they arethe assumptions people make about each otherthe right to dieheeding your own advicetolerance eradicating temptationclassismfeeling powerlesswanting to control people for their own good letting people make their own decisions even when you disagreeAlso, the priest in the book isn t so simple and evil as people want to believe He suffers moments of doubt that his way is the best I don t mean doubts about his faith religion, but doubts about how he s decided to lead the members of his church and community Is religious tolerance really a slippery slope that they can t handle Further, he struggles with the desire to be moral and create what he considers the best environment for the members of his church and his belief that he ll have to do something immoral to rid the city of the temptation he feels the members of his church are too weak to handle Should he let them fall into sin, lose faith and suffer damnation, or sacrifice his own mo...


  2. says:

    Chocolat Chocolat, 1 , Joanne HarrisChocolat is a 1999 novel by Joanne Harris It tells the story of Vianne Rocher, a young single mother, who arrives in the French village of Lansquenet sous Tannes at the beginning of Lent with her six year old daughter, Anouk Vianne has arrived to open a chocolaterie La C leste Praline, which is on the square opposite the church During the traditional season of fasting and self den...


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    Lansquenet sous Tannes, two hundred souls at most, no than a blip on the fast road between Toulouse and Bordeaux Blink once, and it s gone One main street, a double row of dun colored half timbered houses leaning secretively together, a few laterals running parallel like the tines of a bent fork A church, aggressively whitewashed, in a square of little shops Farms scattered across the watchful land Magical and scrumptious, Chocolat is a thrilling delight for the senses When Vianne Rocher and her imaginative daughter, Anouk, establish themselves and their chocolaterie in the small, French Catholic town of Lansquenet, they are met with guarded curiosity and veiled hostility As Vianne slowly begins to attract the townspeople with her winning combination of tantalizing chocolate creations and her warm friendship and unprejudiced acceptance, she sparks the wrath of the self righteous and judgmental priest, P re Reynaud Determined to rid the town of both the river gypsies as well as the influence of Vianne Rocher, P re Reynaud readies...


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    When Vianne Roche blows into Lansquenet Sous Tannes, a sleepy French town, on the tail of carnival she brings with her a touch of witchcraft and huge gobs of humanity Accompanied by her daughter, Anouk, her imaginary pet rabbit, and a wealth of knowledge not only of how to make the finest confections, but how to see into people s souls, she is destined to stir things up The darkness to her light is the local priest, Francis Reynaud, who makes it his business to try to rid the town of this impure non believer, and spoil her planned chocolate festival Vianne s humanity proves decisive for many in the town, Josephine, who finds the strength to leave her abusive spouse Gaillume eventually learns to let his sick dog Charley move on Vianne befriends Amande, an elder practitioner of Vianne s arts, who welcomes the travelers when they arrive and are rejected by the bigots of the town She is less successful with the dark Muscat, wife beater and perpetrator of even darker crimes Most chapters tell Vianne s story, but some are told through the eyes of Reynaud, as he speaks of his fear, desires and crimes to his comatose predecessor This is a clear battle between the warmth of a secular or at least non Christian humanity against the cold disapproval of the church Harris has made her demons quite dark, but allows a glimmer of humanity to peep through We have a sense, at least, of why they may have fallen so far from the path of truth Vianne is sometimes a ...


  5. says:

    Chocolate, crazy fun old ladies, Bible thumpers learning to lighten up, French people, witchcraft, and sexy gypsies Come on, say no to any of those things I dare you.


  6. says:

    Having read and loved Five Quarters of the Orange by Joanne Harris, I was really looking forward to reading Chocolat Unfortunalty this particular book just didnt suit me.I didn t enjoy the plot of the novel and the found the characters underdeveloped and no sense of time and place I rarly rate a novel 1 star but I found nothing in this stroy to to keep me entertained and I felt like I was reading each chapter over and over I did finish the book as I was waiting for something to happen th...


  7. says:

    Let me start this review by saying I have never seen the film version of Chocolat Therefore, I started reading this with no preconceived notions Well, no than usual, anyway I liked Chocolat but there were several glaring annoyances that ruined it for me.I did not appreciate the chocolate lovers vs churchgoers plot Casting a priest in the role of the villain irritated me I echo the others who say this is overdone Even so, I think the priest could have been redeemed If only he had worked through his guilt and developed a good sense of humour and humility But, nooo that would never do Because religious figures can never have true faith rolls eyes And the most unforgivable sin I never really felt anything for the characters No love or sympathy Except maybe Guillaume I liked him.Also, the mora...


  8. says:

    Like so many people I read the book after I saw the movie I can see why people would be upset with the book after seeing the movie the book is a different story in many ways I think the tone of the book threw me off than anything I have to say I really enjoyed both the book and the movie I think it is rare to read a book and have it be almost verbatim what you experience in the movie The Princess...


  9. says:

    I enjoyed reading this book very much A little bit of magic, good people, bad people, gypsies, little songs in French, an imaginary friend, love, loss, mystery and chocolate drink than I could have imagined The names of the candies made my mouth water The story made me laugh at things a little girl can say it made me cry over an old man and his old dog It made me think about what it means to hear someone say that they had lived a good life and how they wanted that life to end on their own terms.I loved the little French town, Lansquenet sous Tannes, that Vianne and her daughter Anouk found themselves in after the carnival was over She was there to open a little candy shop She called it La Celeste Praline Chocolaterie Artisanale.There are two first person narrators of this story One is Vianne ...


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    I loved the read I had read the book as a child from the local library and now picking it up after many many years was a pure joy I loved Lansquenet, the characters, the lovely prose everything Basically the story looms around chocolates being an indulgence and a sin and the local priest seeing Vianne and her chocolate shop as the evil that has come to break the lent and prayers of the townsfolk The descriptions will make you yearn for chocolates and hot chocolate drinks That s a guarantee because I don t even love chocolates that much I had unbearable cravings.Strengths Atmospheric you might want to bathe in chocolates Magical oh, Lovely Strong characters all of them touched my heart They were written to perfection Themes of religion, superstition, prejudice towards gypsies, the idea of Home to those who are always on the run etcI had forgotten how the book was and the movie had imprinted itself in my thoughts I didn t know or rather remember both the stories were different OH MY GOd WHYYY I kept screaming in my head, Joanne, follow the movie FOLLOW the movie But yeah, nothing happened Don t get me wrong I loved the book But the movie executed it best I kept reading ...

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