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Of Love and Other Demons
Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! On her twelfth birthday, Sierva Maria the only child of a decaying noble family in an eighteenth-century South American seaport is bitten by a rabid dog. Believed to be possessed, she is brought to a convent for observation. And into her cell stumbles Father Cayetano Delaura, who has already dreamed about a girl with hair trailing after her like a bridal train. As he tends to her with holy water and sacramental oils, Delaura feels something shocking begin to occur. He has fallen in love and it is not long until Sierva Maria joins him in his fevered misery. Unsettling and indelible, Of Love and Other Demons is an evocative, majestic tale of the most universal experiences known to woman and man.
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Caterina
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Coffee shop reading with my love 🥰☕ My mom-in-law bought me this cool edition from Bell's Books the day before Thanksgiving! I love that my husband's family is just as into books as my family. ❤️📚 I'm totally off-list with my reading right now, but I'm having fun! #coffeeandbook #currentlyreading

ImperfectCJ Bell's Books! I haven't been there in ages but used to love browsing when we lived in the area in the early aughts. I purchased many gifts from there back in the day. 2mo
Caterina @ImperfectCJ It's such a charming bookstore! And so many unexpected gems to be found while browsing. 😊 I can't wait to visit it again next time I'm with my in-laws! 😍 2mo
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rachelk
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Mehso-so

This short, often humorous, complex and dramatic story told simply takes you to eighteenth-century South America where a twelve year old girl is mistakenly thought to be possessed. Unfortunately I didn‘t connect with the story or characters and found the love between this girl and a middle aged man disgusting. It‘s well written and I can understand why it‘s highly rated, but it just wasn‘t for me.

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Come-read-with-me
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“An ash gray dog with a white blaze on its forehead burst onto the rough terrain of the market on the first Sunday in December, knocked down tables of fried food, overturned Indians‘ stalls and lottery kiosks, and bit for people who happened to cross its path.” What are you reading @bernatime @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Cupcake12 @4thhouseontheleft @Branwen #firstlinefridays

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Imbookenit
Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Mehso-so

Wow did this make me uncomfortable!!!!!! 3.5/5📚

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LisaLovesToRead
Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I picked this up from a resort book swap in Mexico. It was a deep read. Some of the names and places had me conjuring up my Spanish classes.

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Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I‘m in love with this magical adventure. Nearly completed I‘m slowly absorbing the skillful mastery of Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Coleen_Nieto
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Leftcoastzen Wow, love it! 3y
Coleen_Nieto @Leftcoastzen it's been years since I read it but I've always loved the cover 3y
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Naominats
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She asked him whether it was true that love conquered all, as the songs said. “It is true,” he replied, ”but you would do well not to believe it.”

When I stand and contemplate my fate and see the path along which you have led me, I reach my end, for artless I surrendered to one who is my undoing and my end.

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vivastory
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I read Marquez's Of Love and Other #Demons many years ago. I don't recall much of the story, although I do remember liking it. I definitely think a reread is in order.
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@Cinfhen @Robothugs

DeborahSmall One of my favourites 4y
Cinfhen Oh, I read that book last year...it was dark & disturbing....very intense 4y
Leftcoastzen Nice ! 4y
JenP I got a package from you (I think). I‘m traveling for work but will be home this weekend and will post it. Thanks! 4y
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Mel261098
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Graywacke
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Working through Márquez, I had in my mind that maybe he was at this point too safe a writer. A slow start seemed to confirm that, but this book evolved into something special. It‘s a Rapunzel story in pre-Bolívar Caribbean Columbia, with exorcisms, atheists, over-educated heretics and a melange of imported cultures.

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Graywacke
Of Love and Other Demons | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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My next book. The pup thinks I should get out more.

DGRachel What a cute pup pup! 4y
Graywacke @DGRachel missed your comment. She cute and cuddly when she‘s not barking madly in faux-ferociousness. Since I now know the book is about rabies, picture is more loaded than I intended. 4y
DGRachel 😂😂 4y
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Ditto
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Of all the narrative/literary techniques of story telling, I find magical realism to be the most enthralling and convincing; and Márquez as it's pioneer. For an oxymoron to exist so closely- 'magic' and 'realism' intertwined in language, and for a story to be narrated using such a paradoxical mechanism, captures the real essence of life itself. We are afterall a paradox of living and dreaming. #Reallymagical

RaimeyGallant I have a feeling I'm going to enjoy your reviews. :) And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
Jess7 Welcome to Litsy!!! Checkout these #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: http://bit.ly/litsyvideos - they‘re great for new Littens! LitsyWelcomeWagon 5y
bookishbunny Welcome to Litsy! 5y
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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📚 5y
asiriusreader Welcome to Litsy!! 5y
Wife Welcome to Litsy!🌹 5y
Areader2 @Ditto welcome,I am recently new too,I loved House of Spirits by Isabel Allende another great magic realism read and recently read Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey 🤓 5y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Welcome to Litsy!! 🎊☺️🎉 5y
Ditto @Areader2 Of course, Isabel Allende was deeply influenced by Márquez. She has a captivating write-up that came up in TIME magazine at the occasion of the death of Márquez. 5y
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BeansPage
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Panpan

English translation was a bit rough to read. The story tended to beat around the bush. Very light but difficult read.

SandyW I'm not a fan either, but I think it's a rather unpopular opinion. 5y
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monalyisha
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I was looking through old pictures & I found a couple of me & my hubs reading with our bun. 🐰📖💖 He‘s not super into reading, but sometimes he gets invested in non-fic books that are approximately 1,000,000 pages; when that happens, all I can do is stare, agog, & try not to embarrass him with how excited I am about it. 😚

robinb Such a sweet bunny! And I wish my husband would read for pleasure. I think it would be a great stress reliever for him. 5y
shanaqui One of our buns won't stay still to read, but the other loves nothing more than to snuggle up with me while I read. It's the best, isn't it? 😍 5y
Gezemice Oh my god, bunny! So awesome! 🐰🐰🐰❤❤❤ #bunniesoflitsy 5y
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monalyisha @shanaqui Sometimes she tries to sneak a nibble, but she‘s usually pretty content. 5y
Gezemice @shanaqui We have two and they are the same! One loves to cuddle, the other keeps moving and exploring! 5y
kalinichta Is that a wordy rug? 5y
monalyisha @kalinichta It‘s the parable of the grasshopper & the ant in French. 🤷‍♀️ Not the text I would‘ve picked if there‘d been options, but still a pretty sweet rug. 👌🏻 5y
kalinichta @monalyisha It's really lovely. 💟 5y
ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled I really can‘t imagine anything better than reading with a 🐰 5y
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BarbaraJean
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#SouthAmericanWriters #fallintobooks

I was introduced to Gabriel Garcia Marquez in college--I read Of Love and Other Demons and found it surreal and beautiful and so different from my usual reading. I later read One Hundred Years of Solitude and loved it. That opening! That ending! Then I read Love in the Time of Cholera with a book club and we all hated it. I have yet to find a person who has read and actually liked that book. Anyone??

BooksintheDelta Eek, me! It is one of my favorites. But it did take me forever to finish it. What I call a Slow Burn. 5y
BarbaraJean @BooksintheDelta Ha! Well, I'm glad you liked it and glad to find someone who appreciates it, even if I didn't!! 5y
Centique Ohhh I love Love in the Time of the Cholera. 🙃 I guess it's just about the right book at the right time for each of us. It fitted for me but it's ok if it doesn't for others! 5y
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BooksintheDelta @Centique I agree! I can really see how it isn't for everyone, but it was a beautiful story for me! 5y
Cathythoughts I loved Love in the time of Cholera. It was the first one of his i read. "Her arms & legs akimbo " ❤️ (edited) 5y
BarbaraJean @Centique @Cathythoughts I'm glad it's a book that fit for you!! Hearing all of you praise it makes me wonder if I should try it again... but I SO disliked it that I doubt I ever will. ☹️ 5y
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Cinfhen
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My first novella by Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez! Gifted writer, his sentences are poetry! This tale begs readers to consider the distinction between fantasy & reality may be hazy. Can we really know the truth? How do we account for what we cannot explain? Some people will find answers in science, others in religion, & perhaps some will admit to the uncertainty of life. #ReadingAroundtheWorldChallenge #LetterO #LitsyAtoZ #ReadHarder

batsy I read this when I was a teen when it first came out but can't remember a thing 😳 I think I read it at a time when I couldn't appreciate his style and your review makes me want to revisit it soon. 6y
Cinfhen It wasn't the easiest book to read, it's probably meant to be read in Spanish @batsy but it's worth the "effort" (edited) 6y
quirkyreader I read this one in Spanish and English at the same time when it came out. And parts of it have stuck with me. 6y
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JenP This sounds really good. I do love his writing but haven't read this book. I'm wishing I had time to read another but it's taking me a long time to read my current book. Love the graphic! 6y
Cinfhen @JenP where's our next reading destination? Do I need to wait until June to begin? 6y
Cinfhen That's amazing @quirkyreader which language is your native one? 6y
JenP @Cinfhen Thailand. They are scheduled by month but you are welcome to read at whatever pace you like - you'll just miss out on recommendations by other readers. 6y
Cinfhen Thanks @JenP I don't think I've read much set in or by a Thai writer! I'm looking forward ❤️ 6y
quirkyreader My first language is English because that is the one that everyone used to communicate outside the home. My second is Spanish but I always get odd looks when I speak. My accent is more European/South American. Most of the Spanish speakers here are from Mexico and Central America. But different places different accents. An the words I use are different. And I have to be careful sometimes because different words mean different things. 6y
minkyb Lovely review. 6y
Cinfhen That is so fascinating @quirkyreader it's true how dialect and accents can alter words and meanings! Thanks @minkyb not sure I would want to read more by this author, it was pretty dark and a lot of philosophical prose. But I'm happy I had the opportunity to complete a book by an author I wasn't familiar with. 6y
Andrew65 @Cinfhen How does the #ReadingAroundTheWorldChallengeWork ? Is it where the author is from or where the books are set? Is there a timeframe? 6y
LauraBeth He's one of my favorite authors 💕 6y
Cinfhen @JenP is running this challenge @Andrew65 She has a blog with all the information on it www.thereadersroom.org May was the first month, it runs until next May. It's either a book set in that country and or author from the featured country. Join in!!!! 6y
Andrew65 Thanks, I will check it out. 😊 6y
JenP #readatoundtheworld adding the hashtag so we can all find it 😊 6y
JenP @Andrew65 feel free to join in at any time. Lots of great short novels you can find for Colombia if you want to join this month! 6y
Andrew65 @JenP Thanks Jen, I will research some Colombian books. 6y
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Cinfhen
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Such gorgeous writing and a rich evocative story ~ a dark tale of love and religious superstition #readingaroundtheworldchallenge #colombia

Sweettartlaura Oooh, reading authors from different countries is my next big challenge! Gotta get through this year & #192019 first! 6y
Cinfhen This one just started this month @JenP has featured one country per month over the course of the year! Join in whenever you feel like it @Sweettartlaura 6y
Texreader Beautiful quote 6y
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andrew61 Im doing one on a gr grp and have been travelling for a few years now but love the experience and the discipline of a challenge keeps you going, great find for Colombia. 6y
JenP Great quote! I really enjoy his writing but decided to go with a different author this time. 6y
Cinfhen My first time reading this author, his writing is gorgeous @Texreader @andrew61 @JenP 6y
DrexEdit I love all the Gabriel Garcia Marquez. 💜💜💜 my favorite is 6y
TobeyTheScavengerMonk Hey @Maggany remember that time I said almost exactly this? 6y
Maggany Why yes @TobeyTheScavengerMonk ...yes I do. 6y
JenP Hashtag is #readaroundtheworld. I'm going through and tagging it so others can find your post when they search. We're all using different versions of the hashtag 😂 6y
Cinfhen Thanks! I like knowing the correct hashtag @JenP 😊😊 6y
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Cinfhen
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I'm going to try and give this a go for @JenP #readingaroundtheworldchallenge. First stop on the world tour is Colombia 🇨🇴 will also work for #litsyAtoZ #letterO

JenP I love the way you're combining challenges. I haven't read this one. Hope it's good 6y
Cinfhen Me too, but it's from the library and under 200 pages so if it's not working I can swap it out for another😉 6y
Reviewsbylola Love this cover! 6y
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Cinfhen I'm impressed with the writing so far @JenP @Reviewsbylola it's lyrical and haunting ~ feels like I'm reading a dark fairytale. 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage One of my favorite authors! 6y
Cinfhen His writing is magnificent but I can only read a chapter or so a day @BarbaraTheBibliophage it's very wordy and poetic but dark!!! 6y
BarbaraTheBibliophage I agree. I've read some of his other books but not this one. I'm using him for one of the Read Harder challenges since I've been wanting to reread his work. 6y
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monalyisha
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My love with all of my "love" books (and a couple of his - bet you can guess which!). Before I took this I said, "Look like you love me." ?

Happy Valentine's Day, Littens!

Bookzombie Aww! 6y
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Swati
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'When I stand and contemplate my fate and see the path along which you have lead me, I reach my end, for artless I surrendered to one who is my undoing and my end.'

#Read: Feb17

Laalaleighh 📚stacked. Beautiful quote. 6y
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BarbaraJean
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This was the first Garcia Marquez I read, for a class in college. I gave a pretty major presentation on it, but now I can't even remember what that presentation focused on! Maybe it's time for a re-read. 😊

(Another late one for a photo challenge!) #flowersoncovers #feistyfeb

MommyWantsToReadHerBook I've read so many of his books, but I don't think I've read this one. 6y
BarbaraJean @MommyWantsToReadHerBook It's been a long time, but I remember finding it fascinating. It's quite short--I think it was a good intro to his work overall. 6y
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DGRachel
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This is going to haunt me. I feel like a so-so rating is unfair, but I can't recommend it. The writing is compelling and I couldn't put the book down, but I feel almost dirty now that it's over. The majority of the characters are pathetic and/or despicable. I'm glad the book was short (147 pages), as I don't think I could have stomached much more. Question-would this count as O or L on #LitsyAtoZ for title??

DGRachel Using for Read Harder #4 - book set in Central/South America by a Central/South American author 6y
Bookzombie I would say 'O' but I could be wrong. 🙂 6y
DGRachel @Bookzombie I think you're right - I spent ages on Google trying to find the answer and "of" wasn't one of the specifically excluded articles (a, an, and the were the only ones listed), so I'm counting this as "O" for #LitsyAtoZ by #title, unless someone tells me otherwise. ? 6y
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DGRachel
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Despite what my Goodreads #currentlyreading shelf would have you believe, I try not to have more than two books actively going at one time (audiobook + one), but I think I'm going to give this one a shot tonight and save The Gunslinger (kindle) for lunchtime reading at work.

Bloomingjen Dog! 6y
[DELETED] 2111265813 I read the book ages ago and recall enjoying it! 6y
DGRachel @SecondRunReviews Thanks! I got about 20 pages in last night and am really impressed with his style of writing so far. 6y
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Yamich49
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Great tragic love story.

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Yamich49
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Okay took a break to make a quick snack and get some iced coffee. Can't wait to finally dive into this book! ❤️ him. #24in48 #readathon

BookishFeminist Omg your snacks! 😍 This looks perfect. 7y
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CherylDeFranceschi
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Like all great love stories, this book is tragic, magic and indelible. It is like a ghost that walks by my side, haunting. In a good way.

BibliophileArtichoke Beautiful beautiful book. This is what originally got me hooked on magical realism. Love! 7y
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iLo
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"..Non c'è medicina che guarisca quello che non guarisce la felicità"

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Rina1775
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One of the master's most beautiful works

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camillasabbatini
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Meraviglioso