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Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
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Dec 06, 2008

it was ok
bookshelves: classics, book-club
Read in June, 2009

This is a case where I love the title of the work more than the work itself. GGM is a little too florid for me. Some sentences, like the famous first one, stand out as poetry, but the excessive detail to every little minor player slowed down the story for me. Some of it was amusing on a satirical level, like Florentino's sexual exploits. But most of it, like Fermina's resignation to her marriage and role in society, was a little depressing, albeit realistic. The movie, by the way, does a good job of capturing the Cliff's Notes spirit of the book, and I doubt that someone would not like the movie but love the book.

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05/26/2009 page 90
25.86% "Why can't I figure out what country this takes place in?"
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