Teaser Tuesday – April 22nd 2014

teaser tuesdayTeaser TuesdayTeaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!

My teasercholera

Independence from Spain and then the abolition of slavery precipitated the conditions of honorable decadence in which Dr. Juvenal Urbino had been born and raised. The great old families sank into their ruined palaces in silence.

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez (5% Kindle edition – Loc 289 of 6083)

Amazon UK ………………………. Here

Amazon US ………………………. Here

Barnes & Noble UK …………….. Here

Barnes & Noble US …………….. Here

 

19 thoughts on “Teaser Tuesday – April 22nd 2014

  1. Wonderful choice of book, it is something of an experience reading this book…his flair for the dramatic even when he writes about the dullest parts of life is just amazing.

        • Yeah, someone else said that to me a couple of days ago LOL. I also picked up a 1964 edition of The Great Gatsby from the local Co-op the other day as well for £1. Then saw that I already had it on my Kindle, but I will read the paper version as it looks nice 😉

          • It will loook better on your bookshelf than a Kindle too. I great price for a book that is now 50 years old! TGG is a fantastic book as well, although Christina speaks about it with more passion than I do.

            • I have not seen the film yet, I contemplated buying it today, but i have decided to read the book before doing so. I also thought I saw there was a film version of Love In The Time Of Cholera but I may have mis-seen. I think the book that changed my way of reading and the one I will be thankful for, is Pride & Prejudice. If I had not been talked into reading that, I would still be reading Star Wars books.

            • I have heard there is a film of LitToC as well…I wonder how close the script is…either way I always find the description in a book brings me to a place so much more than a film can.

              P&P a book impressed on us by a mutual acquaintance and she has a lot to answer for broadening our horizons lol. I was with you when I first started it wondering if it would be my type of book, so I guess I can let C. off most things now because of that lol.

            • I have just found this:
              According to an interview by Colombian magazine Revista Semana, Scott Steindorff, producer of the film, showed an unreleased final edition of the film to Gabriel García Márquez in Mexico who at the end of the film is said to have exclaimed “Bravo!” with a smile on his face So I may consider that after reading it if I like it

    • I’ve had that with books and ended up tossing them aside having never gone back to them. I told myself I was going to read the Twilight books, but I managed two and half and I was amazed I even got that far lol.

    • LOL. I haven’t decided yet, I am only a little way through. Although I am enjoying the book. I think it would be a very boring world if we all liked the same books though. I have only recently (in the last year) started branching out from a fixed genre.

  2. A very timely read due to his recent passing. Has been on my TBR pile for a while.

    Thank you for visiting my teaser 🙂

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