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TT#6 Love in the Time of Cholera

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.

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