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One Hundred Years of Solitude - Community Reviews back

by Gregory Rabassa, Gabriel García Márquez
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Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 8 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
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year 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 ...
Mirkat Always Reading
Mirkat Always Reading rated it 1 year ago
I finally finished this! I took forever for multiple reasons. First--I started and restarted probably four or five times, because I was quickly finding myself lost as to what was happening. After a while, I just went with it--though also checked out the text version to go back and forth. I also ...
Veronica will tell you what goodre@ds will not
WARNINGS WARNINGS I don't recommend this book if you feel uncomfortable with books that depict graphically* Pedophilia/rape [ A 9 year old girl forced to marry and later bear a child to a grown man (hide spoiler)]* Incest/child abuse [ The Buendia family members are constantly falling in love with c...
Amber's Thoughts
Amber's Thoughts rated it 4 years ago
When I found this book in the library, I noticed it was surrounded by other books whose purpose was to analyze and explain it. I wondered if I would need to check one of those out, too, but I decided to venture understanding this modern classic on my own first. I didn’t succeed, and if I want to, I’...
ankitsingh
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...
Blondie and Read
Blondie and Read rated it 6 years ago
I really enjoyed this book. At first, I had a hard time getting involved, but before I knew it, I just couldn't put the book down. I was insanely confused with the characters since they all have close to the same name. I enjoyed the dynamics of the characters and how they each played a role in the g...
KatieMc
KatieMc rated it 6 years ago
Well, I'm not sure I understood what I just read, but it sure was pretty and entertaining. I suspect there may have been psychoactive drugs involved.
Adriana Reads
Adriana Reads rated it 6 years ago
2 stars only because I was able to finish it, but I didn't like it. It seems like every character represented something, rather than just existing as characters in a story. This kept me from engaging with them, and as a result, kept me from engaging with the story.
Peregrinations
Peregrinations rated it 6 years ago
Here is what is going through my head as I finish this book: Why do English speakers insist on referring to the man as Marquez? That is not his surname and you won't find him in the phone book that way. His surname is Garcia Marquez and if you are going to look him up the phone book, you'll find ...
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