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Gregory Rabassa
Birth date: March 09, 1922
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Chris' Fish Place rated it 7 months ago
While this book is one the surface a novel about a family, it is hard to shake the idea that the book is also about the power of reading. In some ways, the story is about the power of the reader to create life, to give the characters life beyond what the writer of the story can do. It is important...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 11 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-05-15)If you like your novels simple and straightforward, don’t read “Hopscotch”.If you have an allergy to extended brainy digressions and convoluted debates, you better avoid “Hopscotch”.If you abhor puns, double entendre and wordplay, I most seriously advise you to stay clea...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 12 months ago
(Original Review, 1981-02-27)I love One Hundred Years of Solitude, in my top three books. When I first read it, it was quite confusing, with all the names the same - and so sad and funny. Not to skip ahead, but I still remember that none of it really made sense until I read the very last page - and ...
philoSophie rated it 4 years ago
The plot unfolds in one day and is given through testimonies of people who have some kind of connection with the death of Santiago.However one-dimensional the characters may be, they don't manage to evolve at all in the time frame which this novella gives them, and although the plot is not particula...
ankitsingh rated it 5 years ago
Amazing. The solitude that lingered through six generations. And the ending could not have been better. Loved it, but a little gloomy, so if you are a happy go lucky person, or not that sentimental or introvertish, you might find this boring. But I would say you find that out for yourself. Definitel...
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