Tuesday, May 3, 2011

TT#6 Love in the Time of Cholera

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page

  • Share two “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

  • Love in the Time of Cholera is a Spanish novel written by Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez. The English translation is written by Alfred A. Knopf. I have been meaning to read this book for ages and finally started reading it a couple of days back. I am halfway done, and I have to say, if it were upto me I would have called it "Death in the Time of Cholera"; too many people die way too soon!! Either way, I sort of like the book; it doesn't have too much sorrow or the depressing things I was expecting. It has a tinge of humour to it, and the language is beautiful!

    Here's my teaser: (only two sentences, for a change!)

    A long time ago, on a deserted beach in Haiti where the two of them lay naked after love, Jeremiah de Saint Amour had sighed: “I will never be old.” She interpreted this as a heroic determination to struggle without quarter against the ravages of time, but he was more specific: he had made the irrevocable decision to take his own life when he was seventy years old.

    13 comments:

    "Confuzzled" Shannon said...

    Wow.. powerful stuff.

    Julie @ Read Handed said...

    I love Gabriel Garcia Marquez. My favorite is One Hundred Years of Solitude. Great teaser. If you get a chance, mine is here.

    Abhinav said...

    I have read this and also One Hundred years of solitude.I sort of liked this book especially the ending.

    Harish said...

    Wow... one of my favorites..

    Priya said...

    @Julie, Ya, so many people recommended me One Hundred Years Of Solitude as well! I'll read it after this one!
    @Abhinav, don't tell me the ending! But now you've made me curious to know!!

    Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

    I've been very curious about this one...I'll be watching for the review.

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

    Totally not related to anything, but did you name your blog Tabula Rasa after the Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode? Cuz that's my favorite TV show ever and I intend to have a "Tabula Rasa" tattoo some day ;)

    I've heard great things about Love in the Time of Cholera, but haven't ever picked it up. Glad to hear you're enjoying it!

    Priya said...

    @Crystal - Princess Of Pop Culture - First time anyone's guessed that right!! That's where it's from, yes! I absolutely LOVE BtVS! That's a great episode, right :)
    Thanks!

    Crystal - Princess of Pop Culture said...

    @Priya - BtVS is pretty much always on my mind, lol. So if I see a phrase that I associate with it, I always assume it's about Buffy and then I'm so disappointed when it's not! Such a great episode, one of my favorites from that season :)

    Priya said...

    ^I know what you mean! And I kinda hate is when someone calls it 'just another show about vampires'! Lol yes, Buffy is very quotable! That season had some pretty great episodes! :)

    Heather said...

    A good teaser. I have heard a lot about this one, but have not (yet) read it. Thanks for visiting!

    Jennifer Stone said...

    Great tease, I haven't seen this one so thanks for sharing. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    Here's my Teaser Tuesday from Dreamland by Sarah Dessen. Happy reading, Jen

    Pooch said...

    Very stirring, and obviously the voice of youth.

    :)

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