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Love in the Time of Cholera


Nobel prize winner and author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez" tells a tale of an unrequited love that outlasts all rivals ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.500
Jan C

How long would you wait?

by Jan C on Jan 26, 2012

Florentino may be the most love struck character in literature. He loves Fermina who rejects him at a young age, but he waits for her... all he has to do is wait for her husband to die. This beautifully written novel is full of lucious descriptions, humor, and horror. And all through the novel is ... More


A chef d'oeuvre

by rajeetguha on Jun 19, 2009

The book ?Love in the time of cholera? has been written by the Nobel Laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The story has been translated from Spanish by Edith Grossman. The story is written in elegant prose. The style of writing is exquisitely flowery. The fustian language used in the book is reminiscent ... More


No love, only obsessive stalking

by res5371 on Mar 5, 2009

While this book had some very lyrical, almost poetic, passages, it was so wordy & dense that it was extremely difficult to read, let alone finish. Some might find appealing the idea of someone loving you as much as Florentino loved Fermina, but to me his love was more that of an obsessive stalker. ... More


Not for me

by jdamuth06 on Jul 7, 2008

I thought this book was absolutely awful. When I start reading a book I am determined to finish it, even if I don't like it but I could not get through this one. I love classics, but reading this book was like torture. Save yourself!! More


Cataclysm of Love

by rejoyce on Aug 30, 2007

At the slow, burning heart of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel Love in the Time of Cholera is the mad, obsessive, unrequited love affair between Florentino Ariza and almond-eyed Fermina Daza, an outlandish love lasting exactly 50 years, nine months, and four days, a "cataclysm of love," a love whose ... More

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