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One Hundred Years of Solitude

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One Hundred Years of Solitude is the most interesting novel I have read in a long time. I was immediately drawn into the character development in the novel. Marquez tells the story in a way that makes the reader relate to characters that are strongly flawed. The family...
One Hundred Years of Solitude is the most interesting novel I have read in a long time. I was immediately drawn into the character development in the novel. Marquez tells the story in a way that makes the reader relate to characters that are strongly flawed. The family depicted is surprisingly realistic although their lives are at times abnormally crazed. The magical, and at times tragic, events that occur through the story do not hinder the heart of the characters. The refreshing use of mystical realism is appropriately placed throughout the sometimes dark writing. While I was reading the novel, I couldn¿t help but smile at the witty details that were strategically used throughout. Although this book may be seen as dense and even random at times, the pure heart of the story shines through. When I first found the book, I was not sure if I would enjoy it, because it is a change from the usual novels I read. Once I completed the story, I was pleased that I chose to read this important piece of literature. After reading this novel, I feel that my views on society have changed. I would definitely recommend this book, because it is a worthy read.

posted by Anonymous on November 6, 2007

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7 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

not worth it...

I don't understand why this novel is as popular as it is. I found it to be extremely boring. It follows the Buendia family through generations during the rise and fall of the fictional town of Macondo. Much of the Buendia family have almost the exact same names, so that...
I don't understand why this novel is as popular as it is. I found it to be extremely boring. It follows the Buendia family through generations during the rise and fall of the fictional town of Macondo. Much of the Buendia family have almost the exact same names, so that got very confusing. Nothing interesting happened to any of them. I didn't care about, or even like, any of the characters. One Hundred Years of Solitude was a big disappointment for me. Definitely not worth the time I spent reading it.

posted by songcatchers on August 4, 2009

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 2, 2004

    Confusing to say the least.

    I picked up this book not only because Oprah recommend it but because the Mr. Marquez and I come from the same land. The book was incredibly sad with little depths to the characters, no real plot. The only thing I found interesting in this book was the connection to the Bible and the overall result of the actions of the Buendias, which end tragedycally.

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  • Posted February 20, 2013

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    A very tough read, mostly because almost all of the males have t

    A very tough read, mostly because almost all of the males have the same name.  Honestly, I am a busy person so I need to be able to pick up this book whenever I have free time.  I would not recommend this book unless someone has continuous uninterrupted time to read from beginning to end.  If you let the work week pass before you pick it up again, you will be lost. 

    Confusion aside, the imagery was haunting and gorgeous.  I love the way Mr. Marquez paints scenes so vivid.  The story centers a family and a town.  I don't want to give the plot away to any potential readers.  It's worth a try, but don't say I didn't warn you if it gets confusing. 

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    With the magical realism Marquez used so frequently in the novel, the utopia the author creates is somewhat confusing. The world is clearly one a reader fails to directly relate to.

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