Colombia with Love in the Time of Cholera


“She was not intimidated because she felt herself inspired by an exalted courage that would have enabled her to move the world.”–Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Love in the Time of Cholera

  • Here’s what happens:
    • Here’s a tale of two star-crossed lovers and their affection, heartbreak, and devotion–all in Garcia Marquez’s unfathomably beautiful writing that makes a romance during an era characterized by a disease that makes one’s small intestine fall apart seem flowery and idealistic.
  • It’s good because
    • Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one of the most beautiful writers this planet has ever seen. It took me a while to get through this book, but I was constantly amazed that these words and ideas came from someone’s brain (and probably from his heart, as well).
  • Read if:
    • You enjoy an unorthodox love story. Imagine the Notebook–if the other characters were dying rather explicitly from contaminated water, and occasionally some random magical stuff happened.

Up Next: Greece with The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller.


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