16 books finished in 2016: Love in the Time of Cholera

16 books finished in 2016

Hmmmm…I couldn’t make up my mind about this book. I loved the absurdity of the story. It felt like every flaw of every character was magnified for comedic effect, and I am always going to love that self-aware type of melodrama.

This story was unabashedly romantic, unflinchingly committed to enjoying itself, and revels in so many different ideas of love. I think, as I was reading, I kept feeling the embarrassment, or the propriety, or perhaps even the prudishness, that I thought the characters were lacking. So the act of reading this book was somewhat uncomfortable for me, though I still have a great amount of fondness for those beautifully messy people.

absurd love story
romantic, visceral love
death, then love again

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