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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Although it has the reputation of being daunting, the strangeness that is partly the reason it has earned this is one of the reasons I love it. From a trickle of blood that has a mind of its own, taking turns around corners and through yards, to the patriarch of the main family being tied to a tree and suddenly knowing how to speak Latin fluently, to the most beautiful woman in the world being lifted into a sky that has opened up to receive her, this book has cemented Garcia Marquez as my favorite author. He writes without a sense of "floweriness," yet ensures that a fantastical picture is painted in your mind nonetheless.


Recommended by:
Kristin DeVries
Class of 2012

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