joanne harris' chocolat
it's always sort of weird to read a book after seeing the movie--all of the characters are already fixed in the mind's eye, and thus it's impossible to envision roux as a redhead after seeing him played by johnny depp. i really found the differences between the book and the movie interesting--the movie merged a bunch of the characters for simplicity's sake, and the ending is fairly different. still, it's a great story with great characters, and lots of yummy-sounding chocolate. hallstrom did an amazing job translating it to the screen and making it even more delectable. which isn't really relevant to the book, but whatever.