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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Mar 15, 08

it was amazing
Read in March, 2008

Love in the Time of Cholera is not a simple love story. To read it as such would be a disservice to the book's exploration of love as an infinitely complex emotion; as an emotion that can both contradict and embrace itself within the same heartbeat. Without favoring any expression, Gabriel García Márquez speaks of long marriages, happy in their stability and co-dependency. He speaks of promiscuity, and how "one can be in love with several people at the same time, feel the same sorrow with each, and not betray any of them." The protagonist states,"My heart has more rooms than a whorehouse." pg. 270 Márquez speaks of passion. He speaks of comfort. He allows love to exist in all its forms and acknowledges that the existence of one form does not cheapen another.

The story is told with the breath of nostalgia; the characters old and young at once, their fates pre-determined. As with all of Márquez's writing, you float effortlessly through the lines and finish feeling as though you have just woke from napping pleasantly in the sun.
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Dawn Yeah! This book is so beautiful and well written. Enjoy. Highly recommend reading The Autunm of the Patriarch by GGM, too. (It’s my personal fave by him!)


message 2: by Tom (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tom O’Connell Great review. Very insightful. You clearly understood what Marquez was going for, without bringing any personal prejudice into your reading.


Mona Very much agree with this review.


Aniette "The story is told with the breath of nostalgia; the characters old and young at once..." This is a great point of view and one that i think matches perfectly with the book. Thanks for sharing! Mine is here, hope you read italian! http://disegnamiunapecora.wordpress.c...


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