5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Engrossing and involving,
This review is from: The House Of The Spirits (Paperback)
If you like a book that you can really get your teeth into - this is for you! The fact that it spans over four generations and the great way that Allende describes her characters makes you feel like you too are part of the Trueba family! Not a novel with a beginning, middle and end, the House of Spirits is a description of family life over many years and the patterns of behaviour that are passed through the generations. The story is long and detailed, but gripping throughout, even when it takes ages for much to really happen! Definitely an engrossing read, one to take on holiday or to get stuck into one rainy weekend!