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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Posted by juice on 2005-11-08 16:21:16
 
So I know guys that I haven't participated in the wolfshack in a very long time but I thought better late than never. And I enjoy the intellectual ranting that occurs here...anyway to the point at hand

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This book is translated from Spanish but you would never know it. There is a clear flow to the book and it constantly lets you question the characters. You build up false hope for these characters, rooting for them or cursing them in disgust. Marquez (I can't remember, I don't have the book with me) blows you away with his ability to intricately link this family over a hundred years of births, death, and betrayal. The matriarch, Ursula, is the constant backbone of this book. The family changes after her death which doesn't occur for a long time. I don't know if this is a very good book review but I think if you haven't read this book, it's entertaining and very engrossing. There is a family tree at the beginning of the book and I guarantee you will use it. Please read this book, you'll be glad you did...hell you can even borrow it from me!! Have a fabulous day