Love in the Time of Cholera
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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2007-10-05
Publisher: Vintage International
Pages no: 368
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Adult Fiction
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
Well, now that I've read this book, I have to wonder what all the fuss is about.I prefer character-driven to plot-driven books, and beautiful writing can make up for a lot, but none of that was enough to shake me from my boredom with this book while Marquez showed off his stunning literary skills an...
I'm so sick of love stories where the dude is a total creep and it's just fine because it's all for true love and it all gets glossed over or ignored. Florentino Ariza is a teenage obsessive creep who ends up being a super creep for his whole life obsessed with his lost "love" Fermina Daza. From a ...
Not so fond of 20th century translated literature. Actually considered giving up on this around half way through. I really prefer linear stories and this was making me sea sick. However. I'm glad I stuck it out and read through to the last page. It was satisfying in the end.
Rewelacyjnie opisana miłość, bez owijania w bawełnę, bez pudru, cukiereczków i ciasteczek. Mocna w wymowie, miejscami nawet brutalna. Warto przeczytać, oczywiście ze zrozumieniem.
Moja ulubiona powieść Marqueza, zupełnie nie rozumiem popularności "Stu lat samotności" skoro ten sam autor napisał to arcydzieło. Uwielbiam, jak autor przeciwstawia wielką, dramatyczną miłość zwykłemu życiu, szarej, ale stabilnej i w gruncie rzeczy szczęśliwej codzienności i pozwala bohaterce wybra...