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Jenna BE’s last login was Thursday, December 16, 2010.
I'm not sure if you will like Unbearable Lightness of Being, but I believe it is recommended to all book readers! Even if you won't like it, you won't lose anything! It will be a complete different world from what you have in your shelf!
Please let me know your idea if you read the book!
The Wind Up Bird Chronicles is definitely not for everyone. My sister loaned it to me with a "I am not sure you'll like it, it dragged on" warning. I didn't feel that at all and loved the magical taste of it, the different realities so to speak. I gave it back to her and as I was marveling over the book she said, "You got more out of the book than I did." She is a avid reader but this text was just not her taste. So, give it a try but don't be surprised if it turns out to be a slow page turner like it was for my sister, or a book that lingers in your mind for a long time as it did me. I am looking forward to reading his other works.
hello :) i don´t know you enough to answer you that kind of question, i usually recommend a book that i know a person wold like, or a book that i love love love...but, i can tell you what i think about the book: it isn´t my favorite kind of books that i like to read but that book (in the time of my life that i have read) it made me think on lots of important things (for me like a person...) the body vs the soul, the love vs the sex, and all of the different perspectives that each one has and the difficulties of the relationship that people mantein, etc.......
p.s i didn´t read the "Girl with a Pearl Earring" but i saw the movie and like it :D
stay cool ;)
If you love books that require deeper reflections from you (which I do), then read Unbearable Lightness of Being. I loved the book. It took quite some time for me to fully appreciate it, and I believe it's the same for many, so I hope you get to enjoy it as much as I did.
Hey Jenna. I saw you were wondering if you should read "the unbearable lightness of being". To my opinion that title was gold, but the book was like the pot the gold was in. I am not much of a novel-reader, but to me it was too negative / to much drama and I missed the more philosophical depth the title carries. If you do read it, let me know what you thought of it.
You most definitely SHOULD read "Love in a time of Cholera" ... It's a beautiful tale - reads like a parable, with that almost Biblical lyricism - yet you engage so well with the characters (or I did!).
And the final scene, on the boat ... Well, it's one of the most beautiful ideas in literature ... And where else shoudl magical realism come in, but in love?
Love in the Time of Cholera is one of the best novels I have read in recent years but I am not sure it appeals to all age groups. I was taken in by the sense of place and time - although it was not a surprise to find a Nobel prize winning writer could create such a vivid setting. I also found the main female character both alluring and perplexing - which is always an attractive combination. The two lead male characters are very different - but the contrast is a major contributor to the novel's power. The plot moves through young love to marital love to obsessive love to love in old age with such sensitivity that one is fascinated by each of love's manifestations. The story underlines the fact that we all need love at all phases of our life. Such a sentiment might not communicate very much to some younger readers but it certainly sends a strong message to anyone in or approaching middle age and all the questions that that passage raises for love generally and sexual relationships in particular. I guess my recommendation would be to read it and enjoy it - but be prepared to be challenged by some of the events in the last half of the narrative. One other thing - I will now be reading anything by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I can find!
Love in the Time of Cholera was my favorite book back when I was in my twenties. It was my first introduction to GGM so I thought 100 Years of Solitude would be easy but I ended up not being able to finish 100 Years. I think Love is in the genre of Like Water for Chocolate (which you gave 3 stars) and is it Louise Erdrich's Beet Queen I'm thinking of...? I can't remember now. Anyway. Depends on your mood. Love in the Time of Cholera is kind of South American epic and mystic realism and Fellini a la Marquez all rolled up into one. Happy page turning whatever you decide.