in defense of re-reading books

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

Food in Fiction: A column, a book, a lot of pretty pictures

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

Culture

Currently Reading: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez (1967)

Thoughts:

One Hundred Years of Solitude may be the best book I’ve ever read.  I cannot think of a more masterful novel.  1,200 more words

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#11 One Hundred Years of Solitude

THE PROFILE:

Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Genre: Magical realism

Amazon List Price (at the time of writing): … 359 more words

Book Reviews

Book 10- One Hundred Years of Solitude

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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

On desire and destiny, love and solitude

Megan Segarra of Meganda Films, a young Latina and independent filmmaker who has recently finished the revision of a screenplay based on the last chapter of Rosa Martha Villarreal’s novel… 1,019 more words

One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel García Márquez

Favourites from my first dip into magical realism:

“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.”

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