100 years of solitude: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

100 years of solitude Gabriel Garcia Marquez Book
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Fantastic story of a world infused with magic
Difficult to keep track of all those characters with the same name!

But a good read indeed if you accept magic realism.
History presented as soap opera. Hugely overrated.
I think its just great.... fires the imagination.
In fact I like anything he has written.
I`ve read some of his latest short stories, though, and they are not so good. I think it`s difficult to keep quality if a writer turns into a book-making machine. But I can understand the temptation...
love!!!! this book,but then hes my favourite writer!! they all have charm and magic!try isabell allande "house of spirits"
The magic of this book comes as much from the actual writing as it does from the story itself. Marquez imagines a world full of magical people capable of magical things and it left me disappointed that you hum-drum world could never compare. It's one of the books I read and re-read because everytime I read it I find something new. Now, that really is magic!
Being from latin-america, it was sort of mandatory to read Garcia Marquez...I have read many, many of his books, essays and short stories, in school and by personal choice.

Most of his books are either spin-off's from 100 years of Solitude, or the characters were included in 100 Years of Solitude after being written into other short novels, all set in the mythical town of macondo with its yello butterflies and banana plantations...100 years of solitude is very hard to follow, but the copy I have has the genealogy tree or chart at the beginning of the book, so you can follow all the characters, it made it a little easier.

100 Years of Solitude gives us a wide glimpse into the geniality of one of the greatest writers of our time Don Gabriel Garcia Marquez. If you have the chance, buy his latest book "Vivir para Contarlo" (or "Live to tell") which is the story of his magnificent life...
Investigation of the hidden forces that have a continuity through generations. Touching biology and magic, it is one of the best attempts to understand such forces that control our destiny.
To me, this is the best book ever written.
It's a very good novel. I love it!
it's impressive I love this book you need to follow the story of each character and know the time to discover the meaning and what I learned is that I need to appreciate what I have received and how should heritage to future generations there is old saying on spanish "There is no evil that lasts 100 years, no body that hold"
Like all literature masters, this book has to be read in its original language. It keeps its freshness. When translated it looses magic.
Once upon a time, there was a place where we could enjoy time and people. Let's keep dreaming !
Very unique and uncomparable with anything else. Liked it unconditionally, regretfully not in original language, but still - great!
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The Real Academia Espanola celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Garcia Marquez s masterpiece in this beautiful commemorative edition. Prologues by Carlos Fuentes, Alvaro Mutis, Mario Vargas Llosa and other intellectuals. One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. -New York Times Book Review
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