Sunday, April 3, 2011

Kelly's Book 4: Love in the Time of Cholera

Dear Jenny,

I cannot remember how or why or when this book ended up on my shelf. This edition was published in 2003, which is after I moved to California, so at least I haven't been hauling it all over the country like the a couple of the other choices on the TBR pile.

One Hundred Years of Solitude is one of my all time favorite books. When I read it, I said, "So that is what all the hype is about!" But I'm a little nervous about this book because, while I have had experiences where I like most of an author's works, I've also had the experience where the author of my favorite book (The Great Gatsby) also wrote one of my least favorite books (Tender is the Night. Ugh.) So, of course, I'm always afraid of that.

One random thing I know about this book is that it plays a key role in the movie Serendipity. Something like: she writes her name and number inside of a copy of it and every time he finds one at a used bookstore, he looks to see if it's that copy. Or some crap like that. (I actually do not remember much else about the movie, except that the chick had freckles on her forearm in the shape of the constellation Cassiopeia and... So. Do. I!!) (OMG!) I don't think I was a huge fan of the film, though.

As an aside, the "cholera" part of the title makes me a little nervous, as cholera is "an acute intestinal infection caused by ingestion of contaminated water or food" (Oh, yeah. I looked it up.) and I hope there isn't too much cholera talk. I think it's going to be more about the love, but I'm just sayin'.

Mostly, I'm looking forward to this book. I think I'm going to like it. Stay tuned to find out!


1 comment:

  1. I'm fairly certain that I've read this. But it was at least 10 or 15 years ago, and I have literally NO memories of it.

    I also loved 100 Years of Solitude, and more recently, Chronicle of a Death Foretold. I think you're going to be fine.


    PS. Lemon Cake finally got squashed. The winner will be declared tomorrow--either Freedom or Good Squad. I'd be happy with either outcome.

    PPS I am reading yet *another* book without quotation marks. It's annoying.