One Hundred Years of Solitude

by Gabriel Garcia Marques | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0060919655 Global Overview for this book
Registered by denny08 of El Paso, Texas USA on 6/13/2005
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3 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by denny08 from El Paso, Texas USA on Monday, June 13, 2005
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Journal Entry 2 by denny08 from El Paso, Texas USA on Sunday, August 26, 2007
This is quite a bit different from the books that I normally read. I would read more of Marquez's books though if given the opportunity.

Sending on to Haugtussa now.

Journal Entry 3 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Friday, February 1, 2008
Recieved the book today! What a lovely surprise - it has to wait on Mt.TBR for a while, but I will get round to it as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 4 by wingHaugtussawing from Stavanger, Rogaland fylke Norway on Wednesday, September 10, 2008
I liked this book, although I had to struggle with it.

I love the genre that Gabriel García Maárquez uses in this book - The Magic Realism, and since this is my first book by this author I hope that he uses this genre in his other books as well. To quote the author himself: "My most important problem was destroying the lines of demarcation that separates what seems real from what seems fantastic."

What I did struggle with, was (of course) that all the characters are called the same! All the Aurelianos and the José Arcadios got me confused at times - luckily there is a family tree at the start of the book.

I thought the fact that there really isn't any plot in this story quite intruiging. Instead Márquez lets us follow the life of a family in the imaginary village Macondo - The Buendás. It seems important for the characters to remember their history, otherwise they are destroyed!

Hopefully I'll be able to read some more books by Márquez soon - I think I have a couple waiting!

So thanks again denny08 for sharing this book. It will not be wild released as I do think the book needs readers that are willing to give it a proper go, rather than some random person who happen to pick up the book!

Journal Entry 5 by wingHaugtussawing at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Wednesday, October 1, 2008

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Happy reading. A wonderful book if you manage to avoind getting lost in all the names...

Journal Entry 6 by polenka from Kuopio, Pohjois-Savo / Norra Savolax Finland on Monday, October 6, 2008
Thanks for the book! I hope I have time to apply myself to it in near future, it seems to be challenging (and rewarding!) book.

Journal Entry 7 by polenka at Joensuu, Pohjois-Karjala / Norra Karelen Finland on Monday, July 21, 2014
I have had this book so many years that it's time to pass it on to the next reader.

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