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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!
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.