The General in His Labyrinth

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Vintage International, Oct 7, 2003 - Fiction - 285 pages
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General Simon Bolivar, “the Liberator” of five South American countries, takes a last melancholy journey down the Magdalena River, revisiting cities along its shores, and reliving the triumphs, passions, and betrayals of his life. Infinitely charming, prodigiously successful in love, war and politics, he still dances with such enthusiasm and skill that his witnesses cannot believe he is ill. Aflame with memories of the power that he commanded and the dream of continental unity that eluded him, he is a moving exemplar of how much can be won—and lost—in a life.

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I can't put into words what I feel about this book. Can love be explained or rationalized? The starting point of this book is amazing. A man at the end of his life -- once great, still great. His body ... Read full review

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I didn't like this book. Even as I read sentences that blew me away with their poetry, I wondered when something was going to happen. I was bored and restless, but because this is Gabriel Garcia Marquez, I'll assume the failing is on my part. Read full review


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