I have just made love to a book. Now in the afterglow, I reach for the cigarettes I once smoked, remembering their phantoms and contemplate the sum of human life while I drink my coffee without sugar as the Buendías, breathing the aroma of… 563 more words
Book: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
Magical realism, like fantasy, appeals to our power of imagination. For, believing that there are rooms that remain closed and unused for decades and yet remain preserved, and that beautiful girls can ascend to heaven in a flurry of wings and white sheets, is essential if one wants to read and enjoy Márquez. 264 more words
So, Bout of Books 11 is rolling around. It takes place in approximately 2 weeks. Though I partook in Bout of Books 10, I wasn’t great about updates, challenges, or staying up to date with others’ reading goals. 183 more words
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Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.