Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Bookmooch #9 - Please Look After Mother & Love in the Time of Cholera

2 more books via arrived today.
Oh, what a wonderful feeling it is to receive books through mail.

Please Look After Mom by Kyung-Sook Shin. This will be the second Korean book that I will be reading.                                                                    Synopsis: "Please Look After Mom” is the work of a popular South Korean novelist, Kyung-sook Shin, who is being published in English for the first time. It sold more than a million copies in South Korea, where there may not be a dry hankie left in the land.  The book is about the selfish family of Park So-nyo, a woman who got lost in the crowd at a train station in Seoul and has not reappeared. Shocked into decency, her husband, two sons and two daughters find themselves replaying all the button-pushing, tear-jerking moments that illustrated this woman’s love and devotion. It would be a grievous understatement to call her a mere martyr.  ~~ NY Times 

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez. I realized that since the day I fell in love with reading, I've never had a knack in reading classics. Now, I'm regretting it. One thing I like about reading is that it's always never too late to read a book regardless of how long it has been around unnoticed.     Synopsis: Love in the Time of Cholera opens on the day of Dr. Juvenal Urbino's death. He is a highly successful doctor who has done much for the Caribbean city in which he lives, so his death has a great effect on the city. The two who are most affected are Fermina Daza, his widow, and Florentino Ariza, the man who has been waiting for him to die for fifty-one years. Florentino was Fermina's first love; as teenagers, over a period of four years, they corresponded almost daily by mail, and they were engaged for most of that time. But after returning from a trip that her father made her take in order to forget Florentino, Fermina found that she had no feelings for him, and her love for him was just an illusion. Florentino became desperate, and when he found out that Fermina was going to marry Dr. Juvenal Urbino, he vowed to become as successful as he could while waiting for Dr. Urbino to die, so that he could win back Fermina when the time came.  ~~ Gradesaver


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