Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Author: Gabriel García Márquez
# pages: 448
Date published: 1970
Challenge(s): Book Awards
Rating: (not my favorite)
“Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.”
Synopsis: One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the
Random Thoughts: In turns confusing and brilliant, I don’t think I’ve ever read a more odd but engaging book. I didn’t hate One Hundred Years of Solitude and I’m not sorry I read it, but I’m also glad that it’s over. I doubt I’ll do it again. I know a lot of people love Marquez’s writing in general and One Hundred Years of Solitude in particular, but this is not destined to become one of my favorite books. I prefer books with more plot and less meandering. In fact, the meandering sort of drove me crazy and by the time I got close to the end of the book, I was desperately counting how many pages I still had left to read. I am curious about Love in the Time of Cholera, though. Anyone read both books? Care to compare and contrast? Is it possible that someone who didn’t like One Hundred Years of Solitude might like Love in the Time of Cholera? Or should I just give Love in the Time of Cholera a pass?
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