The Sunday Salon #19: Love in the Time of Cholera
Sunday, August 10, 2008 at 5:16PM

The Sunday

I am very slow with completing books this semester SUMMER , so I thought that it would be fun to have a progress report of my reading. This is an online reading group where all the participants set aside time to read every Sunday and blog about the experience

This morning I read a bit more of Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.  While the book started off slow, then captured my heart towards the middle, I now find myself irriated with the male lead.  I find him to be a bit of a stalker and a pedophile.  I was especially disturbed by how he seduced a young relative because she reminded him of Fermina at a younger age.  He then brushes the young woman aside once Fermina becomes a widow because he is sure that they will marry.  I continue to appreciate the beautiful imagery and the grandness of love; however, I am a bit disturbed that this is an idolized love story.   One of the messages it sends is that if you wait long enough and pass the time by sleeping with lots of people, eventually you will get your woman.

This novel is very well loved and I am hoping that I will feel better about the book by the time I finish. 

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