Book 4: 100 Years of Solitude, Feb 18

4. 100 Years of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, February 18
Everyone kept telling me I should read this, since I love Gaiman and appear to be into Magical Realism. 373 more words


One hundred years of solitude - Gabriel García Márquez


The book narrates the story of the Buendia family spanning over a period of more than a century, six generations in total. Jose Arcadio Buendia and Ursula Iguaran founded the town of Macondo, after a long trip in the search of the sea. 713 more words

Book Notes

Latin American Literature, United Fruit Company and Banana Trade

. . . The Fruit Company, Inc.

Reserved for itself the most succulent,

 The central coast of my own land,

 The delicate waist of the Americas. 356 more words

The strange, and frankly, triggering sorrows of Ava Lavender

It has been over a month since I finally read The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender. I love magical realism, and expansive family sagas. 338 more words

YA Fantasy

A Brief History of the Town of Bottoms, GA

Author’s note: the following is a piece I wrote in high school for a short story idea I had. I was inspired to write this after reading  1,080 more words

Flash Fiction

GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ on journalism, the best job in the world

“Journalism is an unappeasable passion that can be assimilated and humanized only through stark confrontation with reality. No one who does not have this in his blood can comprehend its magnetic hold, which is fueled by the unpredictability of life. 118 more words

W.P. Norton

Book Club Reflection: One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I wasn’t the only one who found this novel hard to get through. I was the one who wanted the book club to read this title, but I ended up not being a fan and neither were the members of our club (with the exception of two). 533 more words