What Do These Books Have in Common?


I’ve mentioned in one of my pages that I am a bookworm. Indeed I’ve read some books, and so I decided to start writing about them as well. I didn’t how to do it though, until I came up with this idea. I could do a review by batches, according their similarities.

1. Love In The Time Of Cholera – This is one of the manificent masterpiece of the Colombian author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, also the wroter of One Hundred Years of Solitude. Though I should say that my eyelids have a little patience with Mr. Marquez’s works, this novel intrigued me. A story of a young love, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fell in love. Due to parental preassure, Fermina choses to marry a wealthy doctor, a decision that left Florentino heartbroken. Though bruised and wounded, he still reserved his heart for Fermina. When Fermina’s husband finally dies, Florentino decided that the right time for their love has finally come, after fifty one years, nine months and four days.

2. The Notebook – The first love story written by Nicholas Sparks. Having a huge success as a book, as well as a film, Mr. Sparks has a known talent of making his readers cry and laugh and smile at the same time. Allison Nelson, a girl coming from a well-off family fell.in love with Noah Calhoun in their youth. Her parents strongly forbid, however, as she prepares her wedding with her lawyer fiance, she recgnizes the old feelings in her being rekindled when she saw a newspaper clipping about Noah. Noah finds himself still in love with her after all the years the were apart, and even took care of Allie as they grow old, even with Allie have involuntarily forgotten him and the love they once shared.

3. Like Water For Chocolate – This is the only novel I’ve read by Laura Esquivel. I’m not aware if Ms. Esquivel has other books, though. I enjoyed reading this book because of the unique recipes featured in it. A fifteen-year-old Tita was in love with Pedro Muzquiz, something that her mother, Mama Elena strongly opposed. According to their family tradition, the youngest daughter of the household has no right to get married, for she will have to take care of her mother until the day she dies. Tita, being the youngest daughter of Mama Elena is subjected to this seemingly unfair tradition. Thus, Pedro, married her elder sister Rosaura instead. But as the years went by, Pedro’s passionate feelings for Tita never changed. As the turn of events went in their favor, Pedro and Tita were destined to be together after all.

Sounds interesting, right? I’m sure you’ve now concluded the similarities of these novels. You may have decided to read these books if you haven’t yet. Enjoy reading!


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