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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.' Pipes and kettledrums herald the arrival of gypsies on their annual visit to Macondo, the newly founded village where Jose Arcadio Buendia and his strong-willed wife, Ursula, have started their new life. As the mysterious Melquiades excites Aureliano Buendia's father with new inventions and tales of adventure, neither can know the significance of the indecipherable manuscript that the old gypsy passes into their hands. Through plagues of insomnia, civil war, hauntings and vendettas, the many tribulations of the Buendia household push memories of the manuscript aside. Few remember its existence and only one will discover the hidden message that it holds...This new edition of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's most celebrated novel is published to coincide with celebrations to mark the 80th birthday of this Nobel Prize winning author in 2007.
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IuliaC
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I have postponed reading this one for so many years, if only I knew I wouldn't be able to put it down once I started it.
The story is overwhelming but so compelling, with beautiful prose soaked in magic realism; an imaginary family's saga spanning on more than a century in the fictional town of Macondo, where the ordinary blends with the extraordinary, and local myths mask true historical events, uncovering what is truly meaningful for humankind.

JamieArc I consider this book to be the one that has been on my TBR the longest. Perhaps this is the year I get to it… 2d
Cazxxx Wow look at the snow 😍 2d
IuliaC @JamieArc the same for me! Maybe everything really happens at the right time 2d
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IuliaC @Cazxxx I had lost all hope of seeing snow in Bucharest this winter, but here it is, finally 😍 20 years ago we used to have really heavy snowfall, but over the last 5 years almost none... 2d
Cortg I have it sitting on my bookshelf, just waiting patiently. I always say this will be the year; maybe it really will be. Nice review. 2d
IuliaC @Cortg thanks 😊 mine bas been waiting on my bookshelf for exactly 20 years 🙈 2d
CherylRussell One of my all time favorite books 2d
IuliaC @CherylRussell one of my favorite books too as of now 👍 2d
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BC_Dittemore
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You are a wanderer in a camp of other wanderers seated around a fire. A grizzled orator is telling a story of a family. Of a town, perhaps real, perhaps imagined. They seem to blend fact with fantasy, confuse dreams with memories. Parts of their story are hard to stomach, even frustrate you. Yet their story is so well told with such beautiful language and imagery that you cannot divert your attention. This is One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Richy1
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My all time favorite. Have three differents editions. It was almost imposible for me to believe that a simple mortal could have created something like that

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Crystal83
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mehso-so

This is one of those books that a lot of people have talked about, so listened to the audiobook. It was an okay book not my favorite. I rated this book a 3 out of 5 stars.

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johncadams
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My review of One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is up on the John C Adams Reviews website now!

https://www.johncadamsreviews.com/single-post/one-hundred-years-of-solitude

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Phabanso
Cien aos de soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Good classic

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Bklover
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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#alphabetgame #letterO

Wonderful book that gets better each time I read it!

Oh, and thank you Misty for the lovely card! It was so nice getting some Litsy mail again! You are wonderful!💖

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 📚 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks You‘re welcome!! 💞💞💞 6mo
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JoeMo
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This is it, probably my absolute favorite book! The prose is absolutely beautiful and I loved the author‘s use of the magical realism style. All of that being said, this is not an easy read. There are so many characters with similar names, it‘s nearly impossible to keep them all straight. I was getting all flustered about this when I read the book and just decided I was going to relax and enjoy the writing and the story, which worked for me

CaroPi This is also one of my favorite books. I don't know how English editions come but in the Spanish edition that I have it comes a family tree at the beginning and this helps a lot. Maybe you can download one from internet and red read the book? Every time that I read this book I learn something new! (edited) 6mo
Blackink_WhitePaper It‘s there on my TBR. I need to read this soon ! 6mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for playing! 6mo
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AliD73
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Revisiting another favorite. This book is a masterpiece.

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Taylor
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Excellent novel. The prose is magnificent, and wise, while I could feel the Faulkner influence in many sentences and passages. (While I know this is a fact, maybe it‘s also just me being kind of obsessed with that author.)

I‘m going to reread this—probably soonish—at which point I‘ll write another review, because I need to get my thoughts around this work. It gets dense and hard to follow and I found it easy to get lost, but I stuck with it.

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Taylor
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I‘ve been gone on a vacation for three weeks—Greece—which was great but I naturally didn‘t get to read nearly as much as I hoped, I brought more books than I needed, books I didn‘t touch, because the whole thing was pure socializing basically…so this is why I haven‘t been posting on here. I went wild on Instagram though.

I am still working on this Márquez classic however, and have been really enjoying it. Just been reading a page here and there.

ChaoticMissAdventures Better to have more books than you need! I was once "stuck" in Aruba and only brought 2 and ended up not liking either and had nothing to read on the beach and had to buy another for the plane. 7mo
Taylor @ChaoticMissAdventures Yeah I never quit books so that wouldn‘t happen to me, but I agree it‘s better to have more books than you need than to get stuck without something to read. It‘s just…I really read so little on this trip. (edited) 7mo
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Daisey
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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This is my favorite of the Garcia Marquez books I‘ve read so far. I liked this family saga much more than Love in the Time of Cholera. The repetitive character names got confusing, so I referenced a family tree. #FoodAndLit #Colombia #ReadTheWorld #ReadingTheWorld #translated #1001books

Some farm jobs are more conducive to listening than others and after several days with little time to listen, I finished this #audiobook today. #BooksOnTheFarm

BarbaraBB My favorite too! 7mo
Daisey @BarbaraBB Agreed! This one was so much more enjoyable and I can even see myself revisiting it to better understand the confusing family. 7mo
BarbaraBB I read it in the 90s and still remember it, which is exceptional for me! 7mo
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Daisey
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I‘d been uncertain about trying books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, but now that I‘ve started I‘m apparently going to work my way right through his books on the #1001books list. I‘m starting my third one this year for this month‘s #Colombia book for #FoodAndLit.

This morning we put some hay in the barn and this afternoon we‘ll be baling more. I‘m listening to the #audiobook while working on odd jobs in between. #BooksOnTheFarm

BarbaraBB I loved this one! 7mo
Suet624 That‘s tough work! And a lovely barn. 💕 7mo
Graywacke I love Márquez. Cool picture. I‘m enjoying the sequence of pictures you post on your farm. 7mo
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janeycanuck I need to try this one again - I made it maybe 15 pages in before I gave up but Love in the Time of Cholera was completely enchanting for me. 7mo
Daisey @BarbaraBB @janeycanuck I‘ve only just started, but so far I‘m enjoying the story of a family better than I did Love in the Time of Cholera. 7mo
Daisey @Suet624 @Graywacke Thanks! I love changing up my posts in the summer to include farm photos. 7mo
Graywacke @janeycanuck @Daisey they‘re very different books, this and LitToC. 7mo
mabell Love it! 7mo
BarbaraBB This one is my favorite, I loved it way more than Cholera but I was very young when I read both. 7mo
Daisey @mabell Thanks! I‘m really enjoying sharing farm photos this summer and listening to my book whenever I have a few moments. 7mo
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Taylor
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Since the beginning of adolescence, when he had begun to be aware of his premonitions, he thought that death would be announced with a definite, unequivocal, irrevocable signal, but there were only a few hours left before he would die and the signal had not come.

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TheKidUpstairs
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#OnThisDay in 1967 One Hundred Years of Solitude was first published in Buenos Aires. Only The Bible has sold more copies in Spanish, and Marquez himself has admitted he likely would have never read his own book because he never read bestsellers. There is only one way Marquez would allow for a film adaptation: "We must film the entire book, but only release one chapter—two minutes long—each year, for 100 years." (100%
would watch) #HistoryGetsLIT

DrexEdit Oh I would totally watch that too! 💜 GGM! 8mo
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AlexThomas
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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I‘d tried to get through it years ago, but I wasn‘t able to. Finally finished it today and couldn‘t enjoy it. I‘m not a huge fan of magical realism but I love Saramago & Vargas Llosa so I really really wanted to like this.

The repetition really exhausted me, I only cared about two of the 100 characters and the style was too this-happened-then-this-happened. There were moments of pure beauty (the galleon, the butterflies) but they quickly passed.

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lvssunflowers
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Blending the everyday and the miraculous, the historical and fabulous, psychological realism and surreal flights of fancy, One Hundred Years of Solitude has influenced nearly every important novelist around the world.

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GatheringBooks
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Book that #BeginsWith #One Day 15: Photos are taken from our 2014 Gabriel Garcia Marquez tribute post when he passed away. More quotes can be found here: https://wp.me/pDlzr-7Ei

Eggs Lovely 🥰 13mo
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Vansa
100 Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez
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@Readergrrl #ProfessionalBooknerdsChallenge #Day3
I've often felt the title of the novel would be the conditions under which I would be able to finish this book! Magical realism just does not do this for me, and this novel in particular!

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Cazxxx
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Mdion1993
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Mehso-so

This book is impressive, but certainly not for everyone. OYOS tells a fictional history of the Buendia family and the mythical town of Macondo, reading almost like a biblical parable. The reader is called to consider the cyclical nature of time and the inevitability of death, but with this message comes repetition and wordy paragraphs. If you‘re patient, there‘s a lot to digest from this story. If not, this might not be the book for you.

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mackelie
100 Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez
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The story follows the Buendia family over 100 hundred years in a town of Macondo which they have built. It describes the different members of the family through multiple generations and the repeated history of the characters. The stories are also full of magical realism.

I found the book a bit harder to get through due to the very similar names of the characters and the monotonic voice throughout. But I did enjoy it and may need to re-read it!

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rakeshpm
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia

Reading now. Amazing introduction

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filipasb
Cem anos de solido | Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Margarida Santiago

Marcante

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Echo
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

…the search for lost things is hindered by routine habits and that is why it is so difficult to find them.

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Echo
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Perhaps, not only to attain her but also to conjure away her dangers, all that was needed was a feeling as primitive and as simple as that of love, but that was the only thing that did not occur to anyone.

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ju.ca.no
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Choosing to listen to the Audio book instead of reading might not have been the best idea. Why does everyone have the same name😂 other than not knowing exactl who is who this book is very different from what I expected but still quite enjoyable ☺️

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Clive
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Recommended by my Spanish teacher; reading in English version first. So far, I‘m enjoying it.

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rakeshpm
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Reading now.

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Racheetos
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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My favorite book for grown-ups; it‘s creative, political, just the right amount of weird, and is pretty much the poster child for the magical realism genre.

Cathythoughts ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
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freeatlast1137
100 Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez
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Follows the tale of a family who set up town in Macondo.

Another classic down, many more to go. I enjoyed the book, the thing about listening to all the classics is that at times, it‘s hard to determine where one begins and the other ends.

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Bjblackston
100 Years of Solitude | Gabriel García Márquez

His only happy moments, since that remote afternoon when his father had taken him to see ice, had taken place in his silver workshop where he passed the time putting little gold fishes together. He had had to start thirty-two wars and had had to violate all of his pacts with death and wallow like a hog in the dungheap of glory in order to discover the privileges of simplicity almost forty years late.

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Addison_Reads
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#SpringSentiments Day 5 @Eggs

This book has been recommended to me several times over the years, and I've attempted reading it, but never finished it. #Exasperation is all I feel for this book and its characters.

Maybe one day I'll try again.

Scochrane26 I thought it was difficult, too. I finished reading it when I was stuck at home due to snow/ice for a week several years ago. 2y
KCofKaysville @Addison_Reads I had to force myself to read but then skimmed the last part. I can't see why it is considered so great. Just not my cup of tea. 2y
Eggs Nicely done ✅👏🏻 Never felt like reading it 🤷‍♀️ The “must read” recommendations are subjective 2y
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Kaarin
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Have had this on my shelf for ages - finally getting into it

Cathythoughts Amazing cover 💫 I loved this book (edited) 2y
Kaarin @Cathythoughts that‘s encouraging! I keep putting it down, but have heard how so many people love it. I really want to finish it! 2y
nathandrake1997 My all time favourite book 😄❤️ 2y
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mvblair
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BeatrixNBooks
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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Wonderfull book! One of the best I've ever read. I cannot find my words to describe this book. It was like reading all the history of the whole world in one book. War, love, family, blessings and curses. It was like speaking with my great-great grandma.

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Katherineteale
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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One of my favorites

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dariazeoli
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Some #litsymail from the last few days! Thanks for the birthday cards, @BookNAround and @BookwormAHN ! And thanks again for the vegan cookies, @Eyelit - they‘re not pictured here, but they‘ve been enjoyed since they arrived last week! 🍪

@CBee - thanks again for giving away the books and sending me this one! I‘ll try not to let it linger on #MtTBR for too long!

CBee @dariazeoli you‘re so welcome! Hope you enjoy it 😄 2y
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Amor4Libros
Cien aos de soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Christmas purchases still trickling in. And this just became the most beautiful book on my shelf! 😍😍

IuliaC Beautiful cover and novel! 2y
umbrellagirl Love, love this story. Gorgeous cover. 2y
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AlRah
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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All days are the same....

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AlRah
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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My first book of 2021...All time favourite...Re-reading it for the 3rd time....

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DebinHawaii
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Today‘s finished soup: “One Hundred Beers of Solitude Red Lentil & Rice Soup” is bright & sunny & delicious. My friends at @BookClubCookbook sent me a couple of their Book Blends as a thank you for taking part in their #BlendsBash2020 & I *had* to start cooking with them so I added this “Hoppy Citrus Sucker Punch” tagged blend to my lentil soup. It‘s a bunch of citrus peels & powders blended with honey, pepper, basil & cascade hops.😋Recipe link⬇️

DebinHawaii Link to my vegan soup recipe & links to the punny Book, TV & Song blends: http://kahakaikitchen.blogspot.com/2020/12/one-hundred-beers-of-solitude-lemony.... 2y
Suet624 You are so adventurous with your cooking. 💕 2y
rwmg I've tried the tagged book 3 times and page 100 is still the furthest I've got before giving up
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AlRah That's my all time favourite book😍😍 2y
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LatrelWhite
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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🎄Cold night, waiting on dinner, feet up, hot tea, my small Obama collection in reach and reading☺️
“One hundred years of Solitude.”

Lesanne That looks so cozy! 😊 2y
Reign_5.0 I definitely enjoy this set up. 2y
mvblair One of the greatest of all books! 2y
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Sarahreadstoomuch
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Just finished this on audio.. and wow. This is a wild story about 100 years of the Buendia family, tied to the small town of Macondo. There is passion, humor, sadness, madness, incest, the same handful of names used over and over, and everything that lead to the literary phrase “magical realism”. Genius. #rorygilmorereadinglist #bbrc #yeahbaby #translatedwork #bookspinbingo #wintergames2020 #teamreadnosedreindeer 16pts

LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 2y
Karkar Did you find it hard to follow on audio? 2y
Sarahreadstoomuch @Karkar at the beginning. But then I found the family tree online (and in print copy) and that helped tremendously!! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Great review!! 2y
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JoeMo
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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1. Lancaster PA
2. 100 Years of Solitude
3. Haven‘t really found one to this point
4. Toss up between Casablanca and The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
5. Six Feet Under
6. David Bowie
7. Light to medium green
8. Fiction in general if I had to choose but I need variety!!!
9. A county human services agency
10. Sea monkeys (due to lease constrictions)

#meetthelittens

paulfrankspencer excellent movie picks! 2y
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Consuelo238
Cien aos de soledad | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Es una historia increíble, un poco fuerte a veces pero es típico del autor abordar esos temas, sin duda es una lectura muy entretenida siempre y cuando estés preparado para temas crudos y sin tabúes, si tienes tiempo devorarás la historia y el final es épico aunque lleno de sorpresas. Un clásico que deberías leer al menos una vez en tu vida.

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tonythomas
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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"There is always something left to love."

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meghna.sh
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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Gabriel's magnum opus is unputdownable. The inevitable ending and the larger than life characters stay etched in your memory. Every page propels you to think about life above and beyond of what is told and taught.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Mehso-so

Reading this book is a lot like listening to a drunk person tell you a story when you‘re five pints deep yourself. It‘s sprawling and tangential, and you can be sure they‘re taking a bit of creative license, but you can still follow what they‘re saying and you‘re curious enough not to excuse yourself to go to the bathroom and never return. Full review: https://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/one-hundred-years-of-solitude-gabriel-garci...

Billypar I love this review ☺ It's funny, I think it accurately describes a memoir I'm reading now: I wouldn't have to change a word. 2y
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