Of Love and Other Demons
Publish date: May 2nd 1995
Pages no: 160
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
Marquez can tell a good tale, but I was not in sympathy with most of the characters in this novel which was populated by grotesques of every description. Bizzare in terms of characters, setting and story. He conjours up the the various scenes so they live in the mind but not a book I would recommend...
This was my third book by this author and let me say, believing this books, all South Americans or maybe only all Colombians must live in a constant fever dream. It's amazing how Márquez writes about the most awful thing, mainly child neglect and child abuse and even pedophilia in this story and it ...
Take the disturbing tale of Lolita, add in the spiritual soul-searching of The Bridge of San Luis Rey, the horror of The Exorcist, as well as gorgeous prose, and you have this book. A man abandons his lover for another woman, who is struck by a lightning bolt and killed. His scorned lover, who used ...
I have always drawn parallels between Marquez and Murakami not only because of the common element of magical realism so discernible in their works, but also because of their talent for splendid imagery.But it goes without saying, there's a pronounced difference between their styles as well. While I ...
One of the few books (if not the only one) of Gabriel Garcia Marquez that I enjoyed.