i have friends who have never read a book more than once. no matter how much they like the book, the characters, the ideas contained within, they just can’t understand the point. 504 more words
The Gabriel Garcia Marquez reference in Dinah Fried’s new book, “Fictitious Dishes: An Album of Literature’s Most Memorable Meals,” might not be the Colombian author’s altogether most memorable dish. 199 more words
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This book isn’t really like anything I’ve read before. It is my first foray into magical realism. I started reading this book, got about 40 pages in, and thought that it would be good to keep reading while I vacationed at the beach. 159 more words
Favourites from my first dip into magical realism:
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“Both described at the same time how it was always March there and always Monday, and then they understood that Jose Arcadio Buendia was not as crazy as the family said, but that he was the only one who had enough lucidity to sense the truth of the fact that time also stumbled and had accidents and could therefore splinter and leave an eternalized fragment in a room.”