Publish date: September 4th 1996
Publisher: Random House Value Pub
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, Magical Realism
, Short Stories
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
, Latin American Literature
Garcia Marquez is this kind of writer:And I prefer this kind of writing:Doesn't mean he's bad. Icky, sure. Not bad.
I was torn between giving this two and three stars. The writing is, not surprisingly, seamless and makes the book easy to read. Not as much magical realism as I'd expected. Better than "100 Years of Solitude," which I did not care for.I think the last story is the most powerful; there is more charac...
“Bon Voyage, Mr. President” ; “The Saint” ; “Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane” ; “I Sell My Dreams” ; “”I Only Came to Use the Phone”” ; “The Ghosts of August” ; “Maria dos Prazeres” ; “Seventeen Poisoned Englishmen” ; “Tramontana” ; “Miss Forbes's Summer of Happiness” [8...
More reviews here: http://www.guiltlessreading.blogspot.comThis is a fantastic book! If you aren't quite ready to plunge into Garcia Marquez's full length books, this one will give you a feel for how he writes. Despite some of these stories being only a few pages long, the stories will stay with you...
My favorite collection of short stories.
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