16 April 2007

gabriel garcia marquez

one hundred years of solitude

this is his second book i've read and each one i read through madly. i find his strange tone and manner compelling, along with his habit of writing fantastic and wonderous events in a very traditional literature, almost historical, kind of way. i picked this up in the airport and read it twice. it took rather long to read, and i had to keep referring back to the family tree because i'd get the characters mixed up- they mostly all have the same names.

of love and other demons was also excellentlly wierd.

side note: i love, love wikipedia.

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