Tuesday, May 1, 2012

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Once you get past Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s use of the same two names for the male descendants of the family who make up the main characters, you’re drawn into the family’s dramas and peculiarities even when you don’t want to be.  When you realize the meaning of the use of the two names in the latter part of the book, it helps with your understanding of the characters and their actions.  As you’re drawn into the story of this family, you’ll begin to care, almost against your will, about what happens to them and want to tell them the secrets you know and they don’t so they won’t make the mistake you see them clearly making.  Marquez’s writing in One Hundred Years of Solitude will have you shaking your head in disbelief, laughing aloud, and smacking the pages in frustration at the actions of his characters.  Still, you’ll want to know more about them all the way to the last page!

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