last week oprah winfrey announced the newest selection for her book club, bestowing the most lucrative honor in the literary world to love in the time of cholera by columbian-born nobel laureate gabriel garcia marquez. those of you familiar with my slightly unhealthy obsession with the john cusack-kate beckinsale-bridget moynahan gem serendipity will understand why this choice intrigues me so much. if they release hard backed copies with this cover, i imagine johnathan trager-esque behavior in bookstores across the country. what i wouldn't give to find sara thomas' phone number on the first page of my copy.
one hundred years of solitude-- marquez's most famous novel and oprah book club selection in 2004-- has been on my list of books to read for many, many years. his most recent selection by oprah precedes the mid-november theatrical release of the mike newell directed film staring every spanish actor in hollywood.
i have yet to get through the two previous oprah book club selections-- middlesex and eat. pray. love.-- and, therefore, doubt that i will read littoc before the film is released. but for those of you with nothing much to do, i recommend snatching this book up and finding out how far you would go for unrequited love.