Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Book o' the Month: Zorro

Oh, this one was fun!!  I have been a Zorro fan ever since this very un-PC George Hamilton film--yikes!  Then came Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones and wowza!  Now, thanks to Isabel Allende, we have an origin story for the Robin Hood of early California.

Zorro chronicles the formative years of Diego de la Vega, from Los Angeles to Barcelona to New Orleans and back, plus many points in between.  It was a thoroughly entertaining read.  But, I kept thinking, "I bet this or that line sounds really good in Spanish."  And now I have requested the Spanish version (the original language used by Allende) from the library--like I need another distraction!  (In addition to my plans for watching as many film/TV versions of Zorro as I can get my hands on...)  In either language, this is a good one to put on your list for summer.

And...I am right on time for Turn the Page ... Tuesday today!  I have read the first book in Adrienne's post, so--great minds, as they say!  Go check it out!

P.S.  This is my 400th post since starting this blog nearly six years ago!


  1. Zorro by Isabele Allende? Really???? Oh my gosh, I can't wait to read it!!!! More than going on my list! Thanks Sara!

  2. 400th post! Wow! that's awesome! Sorry it's taken me so long to get here - it's been a rough week. I was in NY all week b/c my grandma passed away. I am going to have to check out Zorro - who knew it was a book?! I thought it was just a hollywood movie ;-)