Thursday, November 29, 2012

Global Literature - Weeks 7-10

Mini Reviews of the last two books in the semester!


Love in the Time of CholeraLove in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I liked this book, but it was a bit disturbing.  The whole romance between senior citizens...yeah that didn't go over so well with me.

I think I enjoyed it more because I had to analyze it for class. Having to break it down and look at meaning and everything gave me a different way to look at the story.  If not for this, I think some of the descriptions would have had me closing this book and not picking it back up.  The same can be said for Midnight's Children.


Midnight's ChildrenMidnight's Children by Salman Rushdie
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

OMG I feel like I've been through a war reading this book. I don't know how some of my classmates said it was their favorite book of the semester.

There was so much going on in this story.  I think an abridged version was needed for me.  There was just too much talk of excerment, and bodily fluids and stuff.  If you could reach into a book and harm a character, it would have been done with this book and these characters.

Like with Love in the Time of Cholera, it helpped that I had to break down the story.  This is the book for my final paper/presentation.  So I ened up just reading for information that I needed.  Again if not for this I think I would have closed the book and not picked it back up.


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