Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Geraldine Brooks in the Inner Sunset?

So, some of you might've remembered Geraldine Brooks, the author of "Year of Wonders" - our book read for last June. Well, she has decided to come visit San Francisco to promote her latest book "People of the Book" and is arranging a lunch through Books Inc. at our local Park Chow restaurant in the Inner Sunset and you can totally meet her!

Here's the information:
Time: Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at noon
Where: Park Chow, 1240 9th Avenue, San Francisco
Price: $60 - on sale at all Books Inc. locations and will include a signed copy of the book

Lunch with Geraldine Brooks
This event will include appetizer, entree, wine, dessert, a signed copy of People of the Book and great conversation!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Can a story of unrequited love be the greatest love story told?

Some people say that "Love in the Time of Cholera" is the greatest love story of all. I would like to know why. It was not as easy to get into and it was hard to figure out what the story was and which character to follow. Nevertheless, I did eventually get into the story and the more I read the more I got into it. By the end, I was reading non-stop.

I'm not quite sure what to make of the story, but I do have to recognize that the writing is amazing and truly beautiful. Reading it in its original language, I've no idea how the poetic style of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's writing can be translated into other languages without losing its magical realism.

For those who are having a hard time to read it, I highly suggest you watch the movie as a guide, which was a good portrayal of the story, staying true to the book.