Book :: One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude
By: Gabriel García Márquez
Pages: 432
Published: 1967
Genre(s): Magical Realism
Latin American
Award(s): Nobel Prize in Literature (1982)
Rating: (24)


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Polilla-Lynn Polilla-Lynn

Perhaps I just don't understand the purpose behind this story. It has been highly praised but for me it was confusing, ridiculous, and far-reaching. There are places that reveal the depravity and insanity of mankind. Maybe that is the purpose?

Feb 19th, 2020

JesusCage JesusCage

Jan 7th, 2019

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Mar 21st, 2018

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Sep 27th, 2017

justinwolfe82 justinwolfe82

Loved the writing, but never liked multi-generational books. Character development was lacking because time would jump forward. Was confusing at times, but overall a good book.

May 26th, 2017

Trappalapp Trappalapp

Every time I would start to gain interest in a character they would die. Was ready for it to be done about 60% through the book

Apr 19th, 2016

forline forline

Read this in a Brazilian professor's open courtyard and loved every word!!

Nov 10th, 2015

sophy sophy

Aug 17th, 2015

Fede Fede

Jul 28th, 2015

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 5th, 2015

mreyes mreyes

The best book I have ever read. For me it is a masterpiece.

Mar 8th, 2015

jwk jwk

Like the irony at the end.

Dec 12th, 2014

Anca Anca

Nov 27th, 2014

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Jul 30th, 2014

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May 9th, 2014

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Dec 10th, 2013

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Aug 20th, 2013

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May 18th, 2013

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Apr 1st, 2013

tonyearl tonyearl

One of the most amazing book I've read. What's even more amazing is that it would NEVER be allowed in US High Schools with its passing references to a boy with a very large penis who becomes a man in the book, and phrase-long references to sex relating to him. It's so beside the point to the book as a whole and perfect in context and tastefully done, but still... I was surprised when a friend informed me that it was required reading for him in Venezuelan high school. The scope of the book is vast and involving, with early years reporting magical events as commonplace, barely worth mentioning. Then as the book moves toward the present time, things become solid and modern, with accompanying changes to the psychology at large.

Jan 30th, 2013

One Hundred Years of Solitude appears on these lists...

19th on The Novel 100 by Daniel S. Bert

33rd on 100 Books of the Century by Le Monde

76th on 100 Greatest Novels of All Time by The Guardian

43rd on Books You Can't Live Without by The Guardian

60th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph

32nd on The Big Read by BBC

8th on Books of the Century by Waterstone

17th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

4th on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store