Rosario Ferré: The House on the Lagoon / La casa de la laguna
A Poor Man’s (or Woman’s) “House of the Spirits” Ugh. If this hadn’t been my final “Snakes and Ladders” book I’d have DNF’d it. This is essentially a Puerto Rican version of House of the Spirits minus magical realism, plus a plethora of characters and episodes that don’t greatly advance the plot (think 500-episode telenovela) […]Read More
Snakes and Ladders Poll: TA’s Final Book to Read? – Decision
OK, executive decision time then! Of the two books that are ahead of the others by just about a nose (1 vote) at this point — namely, Chitra Banerjee Divakarumi’s Sister of my Heart and Rosario Ferré’s House on the Lagoon — Ferré’s House on the Lagoon is calling more to me at this point. […]Read More
Snakes and Ladders Poll: TA’s Final Book to Read?
I’ve made it to square 100 (yey!), which calls for letting the BookLikes crowd decide my next read. So, please vote: Which book should I read next? Chitra Banerjee Divakarumi: Sister of My Heart Rosario Ferré: The House on the Lagoon Alexandra Fuller: Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight Elif Shafak: Three […]Read More