This is truly one of the most unique experiences I've had. I can't even say it's a "book," as it's a multi-media experience. Esquivel has parts of the novel broken down into "breaks" where you're to listen to music, others where you're to look at certain pictures, and still others where you're to listen to the accompanying music while looking at pictures. Together, they make for a truly wild story and mind-opening experience. The story, itself, is disturbing and uplifting at the same time. If you're ready to give "reading" a new spin, try this one out. I don't think you'll be disappointed. After all, from such a talented writer, what could you possibly lose?
i loved the book...... the music cd that goes along with it is also fantastic
I loved the unique concept of the story--that everyone has a soul mate, but it could take many lifetimes to be ready emotionally to connect with them. The CD and illustrated pages are a unique feature of the book and really added to my enjoyment of it.
This book even comes with its own CD of classical music to fit the story! By the author of Like Water for Chocolate, this story is set in Mexico City 300 years from now. Imaginative, and a multimedia experience with reading and music...
VERY different kind of story. A romance with many sci fi and new age type elements, keeps you waiting to see what will happen next.
Magic realism. Historical fiction. Futuristic novel. From the author of Like Water for Chocolate. This copy is missing the CD that accompanies the story.