Love in the Time of Cholera

by Gabriel García Márquez


Curator Reviews

Kehinde Wiley

Love in the Time of Cholera is not a love story, but more a treatise on the subject of love in all its many forms. Márquez’s brilliant storytelling here is a joy, transforming the mundane realities of a long marriage into moments to be savored and relished. The intimate discoveries and daily bonds of marriage are at once thoroughly human, relatable, as well as spiritually transcendent.​

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Richard E. Grant

A tropical love story in all its variations.

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Margherita Missoni Amos

Márquez’s unique hyperrealistic book is exactly the kind in literature I like to get lost in.

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Chip Kidd

Forbidden love so intense and torturous that the characters patiently endure decades of its aching promise just to see if it can ever be consummated. No spoilers here, except to say, Fuck!!

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Rose McGowan

I was working at a funeral home when I found this novel. Being 14, I did a lot of thinking about death, and, conversely, how to live. “Love in the Time of Cholera” made me feel as if I were walking next to the characters as they laughed, loved, lived and died in a world filled with spirits. Márquez raised my consciousness by taking me gently into other realms.

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Amy Tan

I’ve read this book several times. As a writer, I am in awe of Márquez’s genius. The first sentence reveals the gist of the entire novel, and yet everything in this love story is surprising. I would count this as the most romantic novel I’ve read. It is the family legend of undying love we all wish we had.

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Joyce Maynard

What could be more romantic than the story of a man who holds true to his passion and devotion for the woman he loves for his entire adult life? For me—an incurable romantic—this is the ultimate love story.

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