Friday, September 18, 2009

Love in the Time of Cholera

I'm a sucker for a love story. A love story that spans fifty-three years, seven months and eleven days and nights? Be still my beating heart.

Love in the Time of Cholera is beautiful. In the beginning, I had a hard time keeping track of the characters (mainly because a) I suck at keeping names straight anyway and b) I was only reading bits at a time on the train in the morning). Soon though, it became hard to put down. I wouldn't mind the Boy being a bit late to pick me up from the train station at the end of the day on his way home, just because I could get in a few more pages of Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza.

Gabriel García Márquez is a beautiful writer and provides visuals that make you feel like you're there with the characters. Márquez' One Hundred Years of Solitude is on my booklist still, and I'll be picking it up sooner rather than later.

12 comments:

Jen said...

Cien Años de Soledad is my favortie book of all times. I absolutely love Gabriel García Márquez's writing, briliant!

Ceri said...

Ooh, this is on my TBR - I can't wait to read it.

Dreamgirl said...

I have read it when I was studying Spanish at the University. I did enjoy it to some extent, but Marquez is probably not my favorite... Have you read anything by Cecilia Samartin? I do enjoy her books!

Just stopping by from SITS to wish you a very happy Monday!

AlessandraLace said...

wonderful blog. I love books too. hugs

Kitty said...

I loved this book... I read it a long time ago, but I remeber that the imagery and characterization was wonderful...but didn't it have a kind of funny ending...the kind that just makes you go "Oh."

Can't remember. Nice post though.

Dylana said...

I just got this book. Now I need to find the time to read it!

xoxo

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Karen, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

Visiting through SITS. My husband and I are readers too so was curious to see your book blog. Hard to believe we have no books in common as far as I can tell.

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