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Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's…

Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club) (original 1985; edition 2007)

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Title:Love in the Time of Cholera (Oprah's Book Club)
Authors:Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Info:Vintage (2007), Edition: later printing, Paperback, 368 pages
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Love in The Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez (1985)

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I abhor this novel more than words can express. Florentino is a major stinko, and I was unimpressed when this self-aggrandizing pedophile threw himself at the feet of Fermina after his underaged ward/latest conquest KILLED HERSELF. Good lord. Why did Oprah think this is a romantic book? Why does anyone? I would rather walk on hot coals than read this again. ( )
  JMlibrarian | Mar 3, 2015 |
Talvez a minha grande desilusão do ano.

Sendo o Cem anos de solidão o meu livro favorito e, querendo marcar a morte deste grande autor com a leitura de um dos seus livros, este O Amor nos Tempos de Cólera revelou-se uma leitura sofrível, que se arrastou por vários meses, por vezes deixando-me a pensar porque é que continuava a lê-lo.

Não gostar do protagonista é, para mim, meio caminho andado para desistir do mesmo e, Florentino Ariza é, provavelmente, um dos mais errados e desinteressantes heróis românticos que já li. Talvez na cabeça de Márquez, a ideia de um indivíduo feio e mulherengo com alma de poeta e perfil de stalker fosse glamorosa o suficiente para daí escrever um livro em que o amor vence, mesmo quando a mulher passa mais de 50 anos a dizer que não. Na minha cabeça não é não, não é amor.

Além disso, a característica que mais gosto da sua escrita, o realismo mágico, pouco ou nada surgiu. Ficam como pontos positivos a sua escrita maravilhosa e um retrato interessante das caraíbas do virar do século XX. ( )
  tchetcha | Jan 15, 2015 |
tumultuous and romantic, and filled with gorgeous language ( )
  megantron | Jan 2, 2015 |
To be fair, the only time I have attempted this book was back in high school Spanish, where we had to read it in its original language. Perhaps it might deserve better than two stars if I was to try again or grab a translated copy. ( )
  autumnturner76 | Sep 22, 2014 |
Enjoyed for the rich writing, the sex scenes for aging lovers.
  Jawbells | Sep 8, 2014 |
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Suppose, then, it were possible, not only to swear love ''forever,'' but actually to follow through on it - to live a long, full and authentic life based on such a vow, to put one's alloted stake of precious time where one's heart is? This is the extraordinary premise of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's new novel ''Love in the Time of Cholera,'' one on which he delivers, and triumphantly.

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Grossman, EdithTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The words I am about to express:
They now have their own crowned goddess.

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die bekränzte Göttin zeigt es an.

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It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love.
They were together in silence like an old married couple wary of life, beyond the pitfalls of passion, beyond the brutal mockery of hope and the phantoms of disillusion: beyond love. For they had lived together long enough to know that love was always love, anytime and anyplace, but it was more solid the closer it came to death.
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In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina 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.

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The story of a fantastic wedding, the return of the bride to her parents in disgrace, her brothers' resolve to seek revenge on her corruptor, and the townspeoples' refusal to depart from routine.

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