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My friend in London recently finished reading Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "Love in the time of Cholera" and has asked me to read it so we can discuss it. It's actually been on my reading list for a while (darn that ever growing list), but I haven't gotten to it yet, so I've been trying to convince her to read "One Hundred Years of Solitude."

Our conversation reminded me of the last time I was in a big bookstore in Singapore. Imagine walking through the entrance and on the first shelf facing you, there's "One Hundred Years of Solitude" as a greeting.

A group of 4 teenagers stand in front of that shelf and their conversation goes something like this:

Boy 1: One Hundred Years of Solitude?
Boy 2: From that guy who wrote 'Love in the time of Cholera'
Boy 1: Oh...
Boy 2: Yeah...damn emo man.

As a group, all four turn away from that truly beautiful book and I suppose, head off to find something less 'damn emo'.

I don't know why, but that greatly amused me.

Date: 2014-10-24 02:24 pm (UTC)
tuulentupa: Fairy on a butterfly (Default)
From: [personal profile] tuulentupa
xD Silly creatures, teenagers.

Date: 2014-10-24 06:56 pm (UTC)
caminante: Blue Moon at the  Pantheon (Default)
From: [personal profile] caminante
It shouldn't be too hard to convince someone who likes one Marquez book to read another :D IMO, having read both, One Hundred Years of Solitude is better, but Love in the time of Cholera is maybe an easier one to start with, just because it's shorter and...more straight-forward (well, it's not that straight forward...)

Date: 2014-10-24 07:00 pm (UTC)
caminante: Blue Moon at the  Pantheon (Default)
From: [personal profile] caminante
PS--I'm reading a book right now and it's *wonderful* and if the next 300 pages are as incredible as the first 100 I'm gonna have to send you a copy of it too (it's exactly the kind of sci-fi that I know you love). So, your "to read" list might get a bit longer :D


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