Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Love in the Time of Colera

Title: Love in the Time of Cholera
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Vintage, 2007 (1988)

He's a Nobel Prize winner and I have been known to appreciate Magic Realism before but somehow Marquez just does not do it for me. I tried One Hundred Years of Solitude earlier this year and was, quite frankly, bored. I have now given him a second chance (on the urging of my friend Daniel) and I am, unfortunately, still bored.

This love story is pointless, tiresome and decidedly not sexy. The only fun character is Fermina Daza and Marquez keeps leaving her to her own devices. If someone sees me trying Marquez again, have the good sense to stop me. The world is filled with novels that are more up my alley.

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