Yes, Bowdoin Reads, but students swamped with schoolwork won’t make time to read just any book. Here is one that is well worth your while… For anyone out there feeling even a modicum of disillusionment with the success of the Twilight Series, Love in the time of Cholera is the book for you. Written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, what struck me about this novel is that it feels so shockingly real. Instead of excluding details that may seem to some less elegant, Marquez includes the minutiae that collectively make life so deliciously pungent and memorable, yet not to the point of redundancy. The physical ailments of the characters resonate in one’s own flesh, the visceral pain and discomfort, as well as the soaring sensations of ecstasy—throughout my reading of this I felt bonded to each character because they felt so real. The main characters all see love in different ways, and reading this opened my eyes to be more accepting of all the types and forms of attachment and affection. Funny, surprising, and perfect in its conveyance of human imperfection, Love in the time of Cholera is ecstasy-inducing creation.