zaelle: (Nekotalia Iggycat)
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.

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