Thursday, June 19, 2014

Love in the Time of Cholera

Review of Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Lot of books have passed through these eyes however this book was different not because I have heard a lot about this author but may be because the way it is written, the way in which this book leaves you guessing or asking for more!

This book was different because while it was a simple love story but it kept me feeling ‘What was the reason for their separation’ or ‘Is love lies truly between the two lovers’.

This book was different because while you feel sad for the protagonist that he kept waiting for his love for his entire life but then somewhere you also feel that he enjoyed his life and despite the loss of his true love he had an ample amount of love in his life.

I may not read this love story again however it gave me a different perspective from just dying for the lover’s sake or turning into a monk for their lover to be someone who lives his life fully and still hopes for his lover to come back.

I still may not be able to express my views about this book however I do concur with one view of Observer i.e. “It suggests that true love is not blind, but sees all the faults and does not mind” What a powerful statement and how much it differs from all the other love stories…

I still don’t know which stories to believe where love is the ultimate or this particular ‘Love in the time of Cholera’, which suggests life, is the ultimate aim of every person.

For me personally, this was a practical guide & an inspiration for the millions of lovers who are not meant to meet.