This will not be an easy book to discuss. I considered waiting a few days to write this review, since I finished the book just yesterday afternoon. 490 more words
Gabriel García Márquez’s incomparable 100 Years of Solitude traces a family line–that of the Buendías, originating with José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula Iguarán–from its beginning to its end through seven generations; this is essentially what constitutes the novel’s plot. 3,708 more words
Writers never die, they just stop writing. Gabriel García Márquez wrote the final point of his story on April 17, 2014, in a very accurate Holy Thursday, the same day in which Úrsula Iguarán –matriarch of the Buendía family– dies in… 833 more words
“In Paris, strolling arm in arm with a casual sweetheart through a late autumn, it seemed impossible to imagine a purer happiness than those golden afternoons, with the woody odor of chestnuts on the braziers, the languid accordions, the insatiable lovers kissing on the open terraces, and still he had told himself with his hand on his heart that he was not prepared to exchange all that for a single instant of his Caribbean in April.101 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.