One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

When I read The Master and Margarita recently, I was pleasantly surprised how much I enjoyed it, for I don’t think of myself as being a fan of fantasy fiction or magical realism or whatever genre of literature that fits in. 2,908 more words


Is South American Literature Being Overlooked These Days?

We are all familiar with The Alchemist and One Hundred Years of Solitude, international bestsellers whose titles are repeated as mantras in any discussion about South American literature. 634 more words

A Literary World

Mini Book Haul

I haven’t been in a bookstore in ages. Well, by ages I mean about three months. But that’s ages for me. I used to frequent bookstores incessantly. 383 more words

Book Blogging

Book Review: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

In the Summer of 2015 I first picked up the book described as ‘the greatest novel in any language of the last fifty years’ (Salman Rushdie). 291 more words


Of world of fiction and of latent desires

I love fiction. I grew up reading them, be it Jeffrey Archer, Kalki or even Sidney Sheldon. If you ask me if I would read Sheldon now, no way I would. 878 more words


One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez - chosen by Sam Gayton

In addition to all of the obvious joys and experiences that travelling to different countries will bring you, one of my favourite parts is turning up to a hostel, hotel, or even a campsite and checking what books people have left behind. 947 more words

May the Fourth and All That : John Jackson Miller - "Lost Tribe of the Sith"

Taking place after “Dawn of the Jedi”, but feeling even more genuinely mythological, John Jackson Miller’s “Lost Tribe of the Sith” is further evidence that almost everyone in the Galaxy has given more though to Star Wars mythology than George Lucas. 389 more words

Fantasy/ Sci-Fi