Editorial Review - Books+Publishing - Thorpe-Bowker and Contributors

Is Isobel Allende Aphrodite or is Aphrodite her latest book? After reading this glorious celebration of the driving forces of human existence - food and sex - told with tantalising glimpses into her personal life, I wonder. Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses is one of those books that defies categorisation. Is it fiction or non-fiction? It's on Flamingo's fiction list, but the book really straddles ... Read full review

APHRODITE: A Memoir of the Senses

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

An elegant grandmother ponders the erotic side of food and the most delicious aspects of eros. The noted Chilean novelist Allende (The House of the Spirits, 1985; Paula, 1995; etc.) now lives in San Francisco. One day she put on dark sunglasses and a brassy wig and went down to a big porno shop in order to begin research for this "memoir." However, it's not a memoir in the usual sense; the ... Read full review

Review: Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses

Editorial Review - - Krista Madsen

The author of the tantalizing HOUSE OF SPIRITS returns with a unique, sensestirring memoir. Through a rich and researched text interspersed with art and recipes, Isabel Allende explores the aphrodisiacs that have propelled the ages from the kitchen to the bedroom. In APHRODITE, her writing is honest, literary and as passionate as the love goddess invoked in the title. Allende writes in the ... Read full review

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