100 Years of Solitude

I finally finished reading 100 Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez… and I feel like I’ve lost 100 years in the process.  Seriously, this book was like reading a Russian novel that goes on forever, and people have the same names.

This was not my favourite book to read – kind of long, tedious, and although I did like reading it at the end, I just didn’t feel like it was worth the time that it took.

And if you’re wondering about the name – it’s about a city that’s removed from the rest of the world and so its inhabitants are stuck in 100 years of solitude.

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1 Response to 100 Years of Solitude

  1. Balam says:

    It is a pity that you did not enjoy 100 Years of Solitude. I read Garcia Marquez’ novel more than 20 years ago in its original Spanish and still remember quite a lot.

    I believe this book was key contributor for him win the Nobel Prize. Throughout the years I have read many of Marquez’ works and have enjoyed his use of the phantasmagorical; have not been disappointed once.

    He has been called a modern day Faulkner and having read the later one as well I also agree with such comment. Lastly, the novel’s opening is considered to be one of the most memorable in world literature.


    PS. I am assuming you read a translation and if that is the case, perhaps it was a substandard one.

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