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Love in any Age
on August 16, 2015
This is my favorite of Marquez' books--poignant, brutally real,and somehow hopeful. Not since Jane Austin has an author explored the concept of love to this depth: the heart fluttering illusions of youth, the psychotic obsessions of unrequited love, the wild abandon of carnal pleasure, and the sweet affection of old age.
Marquez jumps around in time as usual, and if this bothers you he's not for you. Time doesn't exist in his world. Also true to his style, he discloses the end at the beginning, or most of the end. I think that's why I like this novel the most. It holds some surprises.
Marquez has created a long, detailed account of a life from young adulthood to old age. The foreplay goes on forever so that you want to say "Enough already!" But the ending satisfies.