“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.