‘Egotism in One Hundred Years of Solitude,’ or, ‘Which One Is She Again?’

It can be embarrassing to confess to not having the basic skills required to read a long novel, especially when one claims to have read many “challenging” novels. 740 more words

James Joyce

paradise of solitude

What a good start to the year – my first novel of 2015 is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’. Well, I started reading it last year, and read most of it in 2014, but I just finished it today, so I’m counting it in my 2015 tally. 939 more words


So this is what solitude feels like.

So I finally managed to finish ‘One hundred years of Solitude’ by THE Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

And I’m NOT going to review it. I don’t want to destroy the magic of it by breaking it down and looking at it critically. 311 more words


Welcome to the Bolivian Mountains, Where Magical Realism Is a Way of Life

In 1940s-era Latin America, a new genre of literature started to take off. Magic realism, initially inspired by the Surrealist art movement, started to gain major traction when Gabriel Garcia Marquez published his epic… 671 more words


Book Appreciation

Who Could That Be at This Hour? By Lemony Snicket

I remember it too well. We were trapped in Bantayan Island, Cebu because of the storm when I read this. 322 more words


New Year's and the I'm the absentee party goer

Here’s wishing you folks in front of your computers a very happy new year. May your year be filled with success and everything you ever dreamed of that is humanely possible. 228 more words



I was lying in bed in a warm night of August when I turned the last page of Marquez’s One hundred years of solitude. The end of the novel, as all its readers know, is the end of an entire world. 878 more words