This might be my favorite so far of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novels. It's the language and his unique voice more so than the story itself that makes his work so enjoyable. In this particular case the storyline is a little far-fetched (fifty years of unrequited love?) but that only seems to add to its certain charm. What's a little suspension of reality in a great work of fiction?
Its a very painful story. Yes i like the details and the writing of Marquez, but this whole story is almost like a fetish for sadness and love that has become more than an obsession. It is a love sick lifestyle of a man who worships what he cannot have. I wasnt sorry that i read the book, but i somehow wanted more from Marquez.
Love in the Time of Cholera may be one of the most captivating books I have ever read. From start to finish, Gabriel Garcia Marquez uses the most beautiful turns of phrases ever printed on a page. It tells the story of a complicated-but-subtle love triangle between a woman and two men; her husband, and the man she loved as a teenager. The premise of the story goes that woman, Fermina Daza, rejects her youthful lover, Florentino Ariza and marries a young doctor, Juvenal Urbino, instead. … more
Love in the Time of Cholera (Spanish: ''El amor en los tiempos del cólera'', 1985) is a novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about a fifty-year love triangle between Fermina Daza, Florentino Ariza, and Doctor Juvenal Urbino set in the late 19th century and the first decades of the 20th century (roughly 1880 to 1930). The novel, a tale of unrequited love, explores the idea that suffering for love is a kind of nobility.