One Hundred Years of Solitude
Gabriel Garcia Marquez's great masterpiece is the story of seven generations of the Buenedia family and of Mocondo, the town they have built. Though little more than a settlement surrounded by mountains, Mocondo has its wars and disasters, even its wonders and miracles. A microcosm of Columbian life, its secrets lie hidden, encoded in a book and only Aureliano Buendia can fathom its mysteries and reveal its shrouded destiny. Blending political reality with magic realism, fantasy with comic invention, One Hundred Years of Solitudeis one of the most daringly original works of the twentieth century.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BookConcierge - LibraryThing
2.5 stars He's a brilliant writer but I just could not get into this book. I found myself skimming and finished it only because it was a book club selection. Still, one of my favorite quotes of all ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - dbsovereign - LibraryThing
One of the most important books in magical realism and it shines brightly despite the fact that I read it in translation. The real and the not so real combine to create a world in which we are ... Read full review