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Powerful and brilliant
This may be the best work of a prolific, amazing and sometimes diffucult writer. Gabriel Garcia Marquez has created an amzing and engaging character in his despot. A man who is at his very heart, the best and worst in all of us and nothing in between. The narrative style is a little difficult to navigate at first but it works for the novel. I have never read anything as powerful and gripping as this novel. Not recommended for first time readers of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, best to start with something a little more straightforward like "One Hundred Years of Solitude" or "Innocent Erendira" to get a better grasp of the thematic nature of his work. Then you can dive headlong into unravelling the mystery that is "The Autumn of the Patriarch."
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Posted July 27, 2008
A little slow and sad about the great Bolivar.
It is about Bolivar's end. After South America has been liberated by him it all falls apart into little despots in smaller countries, not what Bolivar wanted, a large country of northern South America. His insomnia, etc. with flash informative backs.
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