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Thursday, July 17, 2014

A Classic...

Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera

By: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Genre:  Classics

Pages: 348

Published: 1988

Read: July

2.5 out of 5

I have been dreading reading this book for years, but knew I would one day. Without the help of Spark Notes and watching the movie, I would have missed a lot more information, plot and circumstances then I did. Marquez writes beautifully, but uses a lot of symbolism and often goes off on, what I read as, side stories or tangents. Making it a very dense and difficult book to follow. With that being said, I loved the premise of the story, found it interesting and could easily follow the main plot. I greatly appreciated Marquez’s humor, especially with it being a difficult read. I was surprised at the volume of humor in the love story between Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. I enjoyed both characters, just wish Florentino Ariza didn’t lie at the end. 

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