|By:||Gabriel García Márquez|
|Award(s):||Nobel Prize in Literature (1982)|
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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?
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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
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
Read this in a Brazilian professor's open courtyard and loved every word!!
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The best book I have ever read. For me it is a masterpiece.
Mar 8th, 2015
Like the irony at the end.
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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