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The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Jan 25, 08

bookshelves: fiction
Recommended for: Joe Momma.
Read in January, 2008

Very dreamlike and compelling. Don't be intimidated by the paragraphless format, the sparse punctuation or the constantly shifting prspective. That would certainly be a problem if applied by less capable hands then Marquez's, but in this case we're dealing with a narrative that is less discursive and then impressionistic. It's like hearing the collective thought of a whole town about one subject.

Remarkable. Probably the closest we'll see to oral story-telling in print form.
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