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Love in the Time of Cholera


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ISBN13: 9780307389732
ISBN10: 0307389731
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Leslie Richman, June 24, 2013 (view all comments by Leslie Richman)
Just gorgeous! I first encountered Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the form of One Hundred Years of Solitude, a book I reread regularly. Its magic stayed with me, so I was delighted to begin another book by the author. Love in the Time of Cholera is just as magical, witty, layered, and memorable. The characters are deeply explored, with the settings and plot given just as much loving attention. This book is a journey you will want to take again and again.
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Wodahs, January 31, 2013 (view all comments by Wodahs)
This is one of the most beautifully written books I've ever read. I shouldn't have waited 60 years to read it, and neither should you.
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James Davis, January 1, 2010 (view all comments by James Davis)
This is the best book I have read this decade from an overall enjoyment standpoint. Easy enough to read, some hilarious situations, magical realism without the confusion of names like in "100 Years of Solitude", and no slogging through parts like happens in some of the other novels I considered for top read of the decade. This decade was one of discovery in that I learned there is a lot more to American Literature than that written in the U.S.A. I'll be delving into the rich literature of Central and South America for another decade at least.
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Jenna Hart, November 28, 2007 (view all comments by Jenna Hart)
It spans two entire lifetimes. It takes place between the end of the 19th Century and ends in the beginning of the 20th Century. Like all Marquez novels, this one is well written and a joy to read.

Marquez's use of fantasy realism is legendary and keeps the somewhat morose plot fun and moving. The main character stalks his lover in parks pretending to read on a bench as she passes by. His love becomes an obsession.

Marquez shows that love and the sadness it can bring is not for youth alone. It celebrates the powerful hold that true love can have on a man his entire life. This is a book that a man would enjoy as much as a woman. Also, if you missed reading Tino Georgiou's masterpiece--The Fates, go and read it. I'm loving this one.
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cjmalcolm, November 21, 2007 (view all comments by cjmalcolm)
Just to be timely, since the movie has just been released...We began our 'ex libris' book discussion group with this fine book in 1990.Latin culture,beautiful use of language and memorable,passionate main characters make it a lively read.Also, our hostess made asparagus quiche...which shows her dry wit in relation to G.G.M.'s. ( You have to read the book to get the joke) A modern classic!
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Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
Vintage Books USA
Grossman, Edith
Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
Love stories
Unrequited love - Colombia
General Fiction
Literature-A to Z
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Vintage International
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8 x 5.1 x .71 in .57 lb

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Product details 368 pages Vintage Books USA - English 9780307389732 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The greatest luxury, as in all of Garcia Marquez's books, is the eerie, entirely convincing suspension of the laws of reality...the agelessness of the human story as told by one of this century's most evocative writers."
"Review" by , "A rich, commodious novel whose narrative power is matched only by its generosity of vision."
"Review" by , "A love story of astonishing power and delicious comedy...humane, richly comic, almost unbearably touching and altogether extraordinary."
"Review" by , "Revolutionary in daring to suggest that vows of love made under a presumption of immortality — youthful idiocy, to some — may yet be honored, much later in life when we ought to know better, in the face of the undeniable....a shining and heartbreaking book"
"Review" by , "It is a fully mature novel in scope and perspective, flawlessly translated, as rich in ideas as in humanity."
"Review" by , "In substance and style not as fantastical, as mythologizing, as the previous works, this is a compelling exploration of the myths we make of love."
"Synopsis" by , In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermino Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career he whiles away the years in 622 affairs — yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral. Fifty years, nine months, and four days after he first declared his love for Fermina, he will do so again.

With humorous sagacity and consummate craft, Garcia Marquez traces an exceptional half-century story of unrequited love. Though it seems never to be conveniently contained, love flows through the novel in many wonderful guises — joyful, melancholy, enriching, ever surprising.

"Synopsis" by , Set in a country on the Caribbean coast of South America, this is a story about a woman and two men and their entwined lives. From the author of the legendary One Hundred Years of Solitude.
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