Magic realism: the modern Romantic revolt?

Anyone who’s read One Hundred Years of Solitude knows how beautiful magic realism can be. The movement is widely recognised to have been started by the aforementioned novel, as well as other Latin American writers alongside Márquez – such as Jorge Luis Borges. 903 more words


Multiple POVs are horrendous

“Multiple POVs are horrendous” I say as I proceed to slyly defend it.

The more I write, the more I realize that I can’t do much with the first-person POV. 484 more words


The First Eleven

So when I first found out about the list of 1001 Books I’d already read eleven of them. To start off this blog, I’ll re-post the brief reviews I gave those eleven books, some may be slightly edited/different than their original posting on my old blog. 1,236 more words

1001 Books

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude (Un Cien Anos de Soledad) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


Maybe the longest book I’ve yet read (Almost 450 pages), One Hundred Years of Solitude (first published in Argentina in 1967) by Nobel Prize for Literature winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez read page to page as easily as a conversation with the grandparents. 261 more words

Book Review

New business plan: Colour Coded Books

If I am ever starting my own company, I will publish colour coded books. I will issue a copy of Wuthering Heights in which Cathy and Cathy jr. 375 more words


"Love in the Time of Cholera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1985) - book review

Found my review of this from way back when. ‘Stunning. Like tumbling into a bath of soapy suds or one of rose petals. Utterly magnificent. 527 more words