La insólita amargura del pastel de limón

La ins lita amargura del pastel de lim n Rose Edelstein est a punto de cumplir nueve a os y prueba a escondidas un pedazo de pastel que su madre ha cocinado para ella Ella espera disfrutar del sabor del lim n mezclado con el az car pero de

  • Title: La insólita amargura del pastel de limón
  • Author: Aimee Bender
  • ISBN: 9788426418913
  • Page: 384
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Rose Edelstein est a punto de cumplir nueve a os, y prueba a escondidas un pedazo de pastel que su madre ha cocinado para ella Ella espera disfrutar del sabor del lim n mezclado con el az car, pero de repente su boca se llena de soledad y tristeza Sin que nadie sepa c mo ni por qu , la ni a descubre que puede adivinar los sentimientos de quien cocina, y desde entonces cRose Edelstein est a punto de cumplir nueve a os, y prueba a escondidas un pedazo de pastel que su madre ha cocinado para ella Ella espera disfrutar del sabor del lim n mezclado con el az car, pero de repente su boca se llena de soledad y tristeza Sin que nadie sepa c mo ni por qu , la ni a descubre que puede adivinar los sentimientos de quien cocina, y desde entonces comer ser su arma secreta para conocer mejor a los dem s.No solo los platos m s sofisticados, sino unas simples patatas fritas o unas tostadas con mantequilla tienen historias que contar, y ah est Rose, intentando acercarse al dolor de los dem s y aprender a vivir Intrigada y a menudo asustada, la ni a descubre el lado oscuro de su propia familia ese hogar en apariencia feliz se derrumba bajo el peso de la ansiedad de su madre, la indolencia de su padre y las extravagancias de un hermano que intenta huir de la rutina negando la realidad.Los a os pasan, y por fin esa chiquilla que ya es mujer encontrar el buen sabor de la vida C mo Para saberlo, habr que disfrutar de esta hermosa f bula que Aimee Bender ha cocinado con talento e imaginaci n.

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    1. ****THIS REVIEW CONTAINS SPOILERS****Every so often a book comes along that creates a divisive turmoil in me. Sometimes these books make me angry; sometimes they make me shake my head in wonder as to why exactly I read it; sometimes it takes months for me to really understand just how impactful the book was to me, which helps clear some of the fog or guilt or happiness or sadness or whatever I felt while reading it. THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE is such a book. Let me first say that this [...]

    2. You know what this book is? It's Chinese food. As soon as it's brought up you start salivating, almost tasting how delicious each morsel is going to be. The minute you dive in, your body humming with anticipation, that first bite is everything you hoped it would be. But, after awhile, the bites become more forceful, the taste more dull and average, ending with a full belly, but still not feeling full. And the minute you put your fork down and give in to your limit, you know in half an hour you'r [...]

    3. Okay - I realize I'm not deep, and I can very seldom get the hidden meaning in what I read, but this is ridiculous. I can't find a single reason why anyone would read this book.SPOILER * SPOILER * SPOILER * SPOILERRose is a young girl who learns that she can taste the emotions of people in the food they cook. After some time, she can taste the "layers" in the food all the way back to where it was produced, for example, she can trace - by their taste - eggs to the actual county where they were ga [...]

    4. The best thing about this book is the cover. I looked at it quite a few times before I realized the shadow wasn't reflecting the cake, but a girl; I'm guessing the narrator, Rose.Upon first glance and the reading of the synopsis, I'm reminded of The Edible Woman by Margaret Atwood which I haven't read in years and would like to skim through again.And it was all downhill from there. I can't decide if I should go into detail here about how much I disliked this book or not. I probably should becaus [...]

    5. Posted at Shelf Inflicted Nine-year-old Rose Edelstein discovers her “gift” when she takes a bite out of her mother’s lemon cake. This gift is more of a curse, as Rose becomes privy to her mother’s emotional turmoil that is masked by her cheerful and outgoing personality.This quirky novel is certainly not for everyone, and I wasn’t quite sure it was for me either, but I quickly got sucked into Rose’s life as she discovers family secrets and learns more about herself. When the emotion [...]

    6. I loved it. I know there are a lot of mixed reviews out there about this novel, but I loved it. (I have no prior Aimee Bender experience, so I had no expectations going in, btw). I thought the writing was lovely and sharp, really one of the best parts of the novel. I wasn't bothered by the lack of punctuating dialogue. I wasn't bothered by the fact that this was a novel in which things didn't really happen -- because I think they did. They just happened very quietly, as quietly as Joseph turning [...]

    7. If this book was a person I would fuck it with the sensitivity required of banging a lithe, twee hipster who loves cats, typewriters, sunshine and forests. Then I would take an overexposed photo of our intertwined post-coitus naked bodies whilst we wear bunny masks and straight into the wank bank it'd go. Though I must say, this book if it were an IRL person would be like Lee Holloway, all presumed innocence but in fact kinky as hell. Not that the book is kinky, it's deranged. A little off. So m [...]

    8. I'm several chapters in and annoyed at the author's choice to completely ignore the style rule of punctuating dialogue with quotation marks. Hello? There's a reason for the rule, it alerts the reader that the words enclosed within those quotation marks are spoken words and allows the writing to flow smoothly. Over the last few years we've seen more and more books published where writers attempt to be innovative or clever by messing with standard punctuation and in my opinion few have been succes [...]

    9. Onvan : The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake - Nevisande : Aimee Bender - ISBN : 385501129 - ISBN13 : 9780385501125 - Dar 292 Safhe - Saal e Chap : 2010

    10. after: oh dear. oh Aimee. i love you so, have loved you so, continue to love you so, but i am so sorry to say that this book was a bit of a disappointment. it felt unfinished. hinted at. like an early draft, almost. i know how stunning you can be, and it isn't that this is bad or anything it's just not up to the standard i expected. which is probably partially my fault. probably just like The Ticking Is the Bomb, just like The Learners, just like The Great Perhaps, just like all post-Rant Palahn [...]

    11. Reading this so I can talk and/or rage about it with Mattie.I left a lot of rage in my comment on another review, but I will just say this book was an utter disappointment. The lack of quotation marks was annoying, but I could have gotten past that. Rose's ability was interesting in and of itself, but the author failed absolutely at doing anything interesting WITH it for a good half of the book it was an afterthought, an irrelevance. And when it was mentioned, it was disjointed, incoherent and [...]

    12. I have struggled for very long with how to review this book. Normally I can manage to spew out something at some point, but this has had me puzzled for so long. I simply don’t know how to say what I want to say about it. It was not what I expected at all. I expected a sweet, coming of age book. The kind of book you didn’t necessarily have to take too seriously or think about for too long. Instead it was an incredibly tender and profound book that asks questions I don’t quite know how to an [...]

    13. Bender uses magical realism in a coming of age tale, as young (9) Rosie begins to taste emotions in her food, which can make it a bit tough to keep down a meal. Her first taste of her new talent arrives with an empty feeling when Mom and Dad are going through a difficult time. Rosie must also cope with an older sibling, Joseph, to whom her mother attributes near-mystical qualities. In addition, as her talent has given her unnatural insight, she becomes the keeper of her mother’s darkest secret [...]

    14. You've got to be f*&king kidding me with this. Oh, I see, her brother has a "skill," too. HE TURNS INTO FURNITURE. What a joke. That is not a skill unless you are Professor Slughorn, and even then, it is kind of a lame one. And the fact that he either seems to have no desire to actually live a life because he didn't get into college or he chooses to be a chair forever? Nice one Aimee Bender. Well, have a nice life CHAIR in the closet of the restaurant. Lame.And WTF was up with the fact that [...]

    15. Wow. Extremely disturbing and haunting. And it was so depressing for most of the book but only because I didn't understand it until much too late. I will list my most favorite parts.#1. On page 64 - "The punching bag tucked inside every chocolate chip." Also on the next page when the sandwich is telling her to love it. So funny and so incredibly inventive.#2. Chapter 20 - This page was the very first time it hit me that no one ever sent anything to the grandma. And it really hit me. I had to sto [...]

    16. This plot was built on an interesting premise - the protagonist could taste every preparational element that went into the food she ate, including the undetected, subconscious emotions of the people who handled it. But this brings pain on the protagonist, as she seems to find only one or two human beings, throughout the course of her young life, who do not possess a divided emotional self that is racked with pain or frustration that permeate the food they make(query whether that is an ultra-, or [...]

    17. This book had a great premise, but went absolutely nowhere. Ok, so she can taste people's feelings and exactly where the food came from. Seems like two totally different talents to me, but here are combined as one. I wish it would've only been people's feelings because i think the author takes an easy out with having Rose want to eat only highly processed foods because there is less human interaction. This gives Rose an easy way to not deal with her problem. I also thought the entire Joseph stor [...]

    18. I'm not sure I have it in me to go into a really descriptive review of this novel. But I will say a few things about my response to it. 1) It made me sad. Well, sadder. I was already pretty sad for a number of reasons and this book did not help. It's about a girl who is a victim to all of the emotions in the world. Her brother is mentally and later physically absent from her life, her dad gives up, and her mother is an incredibly selfish, self-absorbed woman, and Rose suffers a lot of disappoint [...]

    19. Instagram || Twitter || Facebook || || PinterestWhen I looked at my friends' reviews for THE PARTICULAR SADNESS OF LEMON CAKE, I noticed that almost all of my friends who read it gave it negative reviews. After reading this book for myself, all I have to say is that this book proved to me that you can't always trust your friends. (Sorry, friends!) Reading is such a highly subjective experience, and what works for you doesn't always work for someone else (and vice-versa).After reading the summar [...]

    20. Ohhhhhh, so, so good! At nine, Rose bites into a piece of cake and discovers that she can taste the emotions of whomever made the food she is eating. I kind of felt like Rose while reading this book - I could feel the emotions of the characters, which made it an intense, moving, slightly overwhelming experience. I feel like I've been run over by an emotional tractor, but not in a bad wayjust in that my-god-life-is-messy-and-beautiful-and-how-the-hell-do-we-make-sense-of-it kind of way. Phew. Now [...]

    21. Several reviewers have done a fine job of describing the characters and plot of Aimee Bender's lovely new novel, "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake," and I see no reason to be redundant by reviewing the same material. However, I think a word is in order about the differing reaction among reviewers to this work.Aimee Bender's magical realism, the use of the fantastical to explore the depths of the human heart, belongs to a particular tradition of writing. While to my mind Bender continues to b [...]

    22. Okay, I’ll bite…A premise both odd and original about a girl who at the tender age of nine develops the ability to taste the feelings of the person who prepares her food. Obviously she learns more than she can handle, most difficult the window to her own mother’s sadness. I liked the pacing, the way the story quietly unfolded. Full of the complications of a dysfunctional family, a few of them with strange, hidden abilities of there own Problem was it felt incomplete, too many loose ends. C [...]

    23. ~jumps up and down~I finished! I finished! Good Gawd I finished the book!!A Particular Sadness for Lemon Cake is a combination of unique, disturbing and unorganized. I have no other words to describe this novel as I found myself tuning in and out of the events as they were slapped together in a messy sort of way that made me feel tossed around from scene to scene in a random fashion. First off, it took me a few chapters to even achieve mild interest, but then when Part II came along all the way [...]

    24. Sometimes I really, really want to like a book. I really wanted to love "The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake," because the lovely Sherry H so kindly sent it to me. Thanks, Sherry! That was so nice of you!My initial resistance to this novel was that I thought it would be too twee, too frothily chick-littish, and it was neither of those things. Bender is an eloquent writer with a gift for stripping her characters down to their quivering nerve-ends. Unfortunately for me, though, this novel falls s [...]

    25. All right, this is much of what I'm looking for in literary fiction. Many of the things that can bog a literary novel down go right here. The Edelstein family is made up of lost, flawed people who nonetheless are trying and so win your heart in their ordinariness. The plot is gentle and wholly subservient to character development, but Bender does have an ending in mind. No one's living happily ever after, but there's enough resolution to feel like an actual story. Since I frequently get terribly [...]

    26. for having such a fantastic and intriguing premise, this book sure is completely godawful. being a fan of magic realism, and of 'like water for chocolate', another book about emotion informing food and the course of an entire family's existence, i thought for sure i'd enjoy a book about a little girl who can taste people's emotions by eating the food they've prepared and how she copes with learning her loved one's deepest secrets i was wrong. or at least i pinned my hopes on the wrong book. in s [...]

    27. I wanted to love love love this (and sometimes I even did), but 8 year-old Rose's narration (mucked up by no quotation marks) couldn't quite rise above the weirdness of her ability to intuit the emotion of the preparer of her meals. It reminded me a bit of Karen Russell (or at least the magical melancholy evoked inSwamplandia! and some of her short stories). I really enjoyed, too, revisiting my old stomping grounds (Hollywood and Los Feliz in Southern California). Just wishThe Particular Sadness [...]

    28. when i first met aimee bender in a writing class at ucsd, she was the most magical yet misunderstood writer in the room. over two decades later, it's nice to see that nothing has changed. she is consistently original. i'd say that she writes like a lighter, equally offbeat, miniature version of tom robbins. except i don't really like robbins and i sure do like bender. go, aimee bender! go, ucsd!

    29. Manifestazioni in piazza, Italia paralizzata, il malcontento lievita e le torte dicono “No!”Stamattina l’Italia si è svegliata col più dolce degli aromi, quello delle torte in forno e delle paste alla crema. Purtroppo non è tutto oro quel che odora. Ma sentiamo cos’ha da dirci il nostro inviato.- Sì, buongiorno, qua la situazione è critica. All’inizio sembrava una qualsiasi manifestazione pacifica, ma le forze dell’ordine non erano preparate a un tale incremento di manifestanti. [...]

    30. Okay, this book took a really weird turn for me about 3/4 of the way through. I was going along with it, enjoying the read, and liked the elements of tasting people in the food they prepared (even though I thought it could have been expressed a little better). But the last part is just plain weird. SPOILER:While I suspended my realistic nature for most of the book, when Joseph started becoming a chair, it lost me. It lost my trust and my favor. The writing was good. I liked the character. But th [...]

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