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Love in the time of Cholera – Book review

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“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies, said Jojen. The man who never reads lives only one.” ― George R.R. Martin, A Dance with Dragons

I love reading novels… this lifelong love started when l was so young. My mum used to read a lot of novels… I think l even stole a number of them and lost them along the way. (l am sorry mum, it was me) A good book captivates you and there are always endless possibilities I am glad that my other little sisters are into novels as well. Life is a lonely journey at times… but with a good book, alone moments are well spent.

In the spirit of Novels and books, i have decided to write a book review of the best book i would have read that month. My average per month is like 8 novels… 3/4 being mills and boons because… what is life without love.

Love in the time of cholera

Book: Love in the time of Cholera

Author: Gabriel García Márquez

Published: 1985

Pages: 288

Storyline: Florentino falls in love with Femina Daza when she was still a school girl. However, a young and accomplished national hero, Dr. Juvenal Urbino, meets Fermina and begins to court her and the two get married. Florentino waits for Femina’s husband to die so that he can pursue her again. Florentino swears to stay faithful and wait for Fermina but his promiscuity gets the better of him. After over 50 years Dr. Juvenal Urbino dies and Florentino declares his love and ultimately he finally wins Femina Daza in their old age. (The book really only mentions cholera about three times because of poor sanitation during that era)


“The agelessness of the human story as told by one of this century’s most evocative writers.”–Anne Tyler, Chicago Sun-Times Book Week

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The book is a classic and can be found at most book stores and at every library….


fie matsa


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