The Only Book to Read in Cartagena, Colombia

Go Circa Mundi

41Bn22qtn6L._SX322_BO1,204,203,200_Gabriel Garcia Marquez may be Latin America’s most well known writer. Hailing from Colombia he went to school and spent some time working in Cartagena. Many find his stories, such asOne Hundred Years  of Solitude (perhaps his most renowned novel) difficult to read. But Love in the Time of Cholereais not.  On a basic level, it is a classic love story set in colonial Cartagena about two lovers separated for most of their lives. On a deeper level, the story explores  love of many types and forms – marital and adulterous love, physical and platonic love, learned love, lusty love, etc. There is an interesting cast of characters with a story that keeps you wondering if the guy will get the gal until the very end.  Its all set in Cartagena during a boom time and in times of war and widespread disease (mostly notably cholera). It is a unique story and…

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