Written on: 26/04/2013 by Boian_Dimitrov (10 reviews written)
I really love this book, even though it took me a little while to get into it. Basicall yht e story has two lovers becoming estranged, at which time the man decides to waith for the woman, even though it is going to consume his whole life before they can be reconciled. In that bare bones story, Marquez draws a remarkable picture of romantic love, and with his customary wit and charm depicts not only his protagonists, but their community with vivid textures. He draws the reader into the character's hearts so effortlessly that you just bleed for them, living and pitying them all at the same time.
One of my favorite things he does in this book, and in his others, is that he loves to look at his characters over long periods of time, so we really see them grow, develop and change. You live with them for a while.
this book doesn't quite contain the same level as unrealism that 100 years of Solitude won me over with, but the book reads like a quirky but still old fashioned love story. Best of all, this really is a tale that asks about the value of love and how it can shape and dominate a life, and gives the reader something in return for the courtesy of reading it.
I really like this book, and think you'll enjoy it, but be a little patient when you first dive in.
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