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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

What Book am I

as seen at Scrivenings




You're Love in the Time of Cholera!

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Like Odysseus in a work of Homer, you demonstrate undying loyalty by
sleeping with as many people as you possibly can. But in your heart you never give
consent! This creates a strange quandary of what love really means to you. On the
one hand, you've loved the same person your whole life, but on the other, your actions
barely speak to this fact. Whatever you do, stick to bottled water. The other stuff
could get you killed.



Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.



Well, I won't speak to the infidelity aspect, but this book did send my head spinning when I read it in college. One of the few books I ever bought just because of the title. I recall that I had no idea who Marquez was at the time. I just loved the romantic desperation in those six words. For my overly dramatic sense of self, it seemed especially tragic and poetic. The book turned out to be so much more than that. I'm satisfied with this choice.

6 Comments:

At 2:44 PM, Blogger Dr.K said...

I took the quiz, and the first go around I was _Anne of Green Gables_, which wasn't gonna do, so I went back to an earlier answer that could have gone either way, changed it, followed a new line of questions, and wound up _Love in the Time of Cholera_! So, I had to go back and change another debatable answer, and this time I came out as _Siddhartha_ by Herman Hesse. I'm sticking to that one.

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Dr.K said...

By way, I also took the animal quiz, and came out a butterfly. Of course, that's perfect. I'm just glad I'm not a toad or a pig or something gross.

 
At 8:31 PM, Anonymous Jude said...

For my book I was Lion, Witch, and the Wardrobe (which I loved as a kid) and for the animal I was a tiger - both very fitting, I guess. But my country was Fiji (I am fun and I do love the sun, so not too bad) and my state Nevada. (Nevada?!)

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger Dr.K said...

My state is Oregon, which is perfect. I've been wearing the tie-died shirt I got at the Portland market all week, and I'm not about to wash it either. The woman at the guest house on the coast told me that if I want to see whales, the best way is to stand on the edge of the cliff and sing for them. She assured me that it works as long as your singing is offered with a sincere spirit. I couldn't bring myself to actually stand and sing at the empty ocean while I was in Oregon, but I came to regret it. So I stood on the bank of the Ohio River when I got hime and sang with a wide open heart to whatever might be out there, and sure enough, a 50 or 60 pound carp with cataracts and a few open sores stuck its head out of the silty brown water and tongued the ketchup off of some McDonald's hamburger wrappers that were floating by. These kinds of activities work much better in Oregon, I think, where there are romantic creatures like gray whales and orcas to respond to ones singing. But I'm a committed believer now.

 
At 8:15 AM, Blogger Not Scott said...

In case anyone was wondering, I was a jackalope for the animal and Missouri for the state. Missouri?

Dr. K, glad to know that you are singing to the waters, and especially glad to know that you are doing it in a state very far away from me.

 
At 2:05 AM, Blogger GorgeouslyGeorgina said...

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