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Topic: Love in a Time of Cholera

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Subject: Love in a Time of Cholera
Date Posted: 11/21/2007 11:31 AM ET
Member Since: 6/19/2007
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The movie has gotten terrible reviews (of the ones I've read).  I've had this book on my tbr pile for ages, but was considering watching the movie to spur me on to read the book.  Is it worth watching or should I just read the book?

Date Posted: 11/27/2007 7:01 PM ET
Member Since: 8/28/2007
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Well, the book wasn't all that great...I thought.  The tagline for it should be "one of the greatest pathetic-obsessive-unrequited love stories you'll have to force yourself to finish".  Tomorrow, HBO's "First Look" series will showcase this film, for anyone interested.

Date Posted: 12/12/2007 11:37 AM ET
Member Since: 7/29/2006
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I love this book, personally.  I think it helps to have read something by garcia-marquez before.  If a book is terrific, but I hate the ending, that ruins it for me.  This book has a great ending.  I wouldn't watch the movie for anything more than a brief outline of the plot. 

Date Posted: 1/7/2008 3:07 PM ET
Member Since: 6/5/2007
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I just finished it for Book Club. It was good, but not great.