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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Reading Bitter Chocolate only led me to ask myself the question: Her father has constantly neglected her and at the start of the novel he fails to show for her 18th birthday.

Not a bad read, a bit disjointed. Daniela rated it liked it May 24, The writing left leslej hanging as Lokko alternated her narrative between major characters, so I absolutely had to ,okko reading until the end. Her mother reveals nothing of her past to her daughter, has come up with a whole new personality in fact to deceive the world of her upbringing and the events that led her to leave South Africa and come to Europe.

Well, whoever wrote that review was not lying. Bitter Chocolate is a motivating read, and so well put together. It did take me three months to really get stuck in but as I’d paid for it on my kindle I thought I would “solider through”. It was a little hard to stay interested when the main character looks like she dies in the first page. Aug 16, Lindsay Hart rated it really liked it. Overall, this was an excellent, absorbing read – a page turner.


After like being together 10 years, he finds out that she like did porn or something in her days before lsley met him cioccokato he freaks out and just erases her from his life.

An Absolute Deception by Lesley Lokko

Inutile dire che in questa lunghissima settimana, ho letto solo questo. To view it, click here. Laure and Ameline grow up in turbulent Haiti. I loved amxro story with Laure and Ameline but really didn’t warm to the Melanie character. This book centers on the story of Ameline, Laure and Melanie.

Their fortunes never fluctuate before clumsy forewarnings, their thoughts and emotions are expressed in a litany of air-headed triteness as they constantly muse like llkko over questions that the author has already answered for the reader.

It is basically a story of the trials and tribulations of the lives and relationships of these girls as they grow up from adolescence into adulthood. As a reader you knew and guessed where it was going a lot of the time and there were no real surprises but it seemed to take a long time getting there.

Paperbackpages. Oh how I would trade places right now; Melbourne for Bali… was it only 5 weeks ago that we were lying by the pool in the 32 degree heat? Aug 14, Helen cioccoalto it liked it.

The lseley were pretty typical and didn’t seem to be treated in any new ligh While I didn’t overly love cioccolsto book I did find myself being drawn to read it.

The last few chapters were awkward and stilted. Dec 23, Linda Clarke rated it liked it.


He was in love. Of course her luck changes and she marries some rich white dude and they move to the UK. Melanie, the rock star’s daughter who has everything money can buy, loko the love she craves.

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”.

Bitter Chocolate

I’m really disappointed with this book. To ask other readers questions about An Absolute Deceptionplease sign up. Tre caratteri, educazioni, ceti sociali diversi. Dec 20, Irene Quinn-hawtin rated it liked it.

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Io non so se avete mai letto “David COpperfield”, di Dickens. Che non abbia i capelli ricci, setosissimi, lssley Was recommended by a friend and was difficult to find but this author writes with a style I enjoy and has well developed characters. Bitter Chocolate reminded me a little of Sundowners. I will definitely seek out other titles by Lesly Lokko.

Most Haitians couldn’t escape. Girl from some island in the Caribbean where they only speak French gets pregnant and her posh grandmother sends her to live with her whore of a mother in Chicago. Io non sono riuscita ad affezionarmi a nessuna delle tre ragazze: