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Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Sep 06, 11

bookshelves: bookmooch, i-own, short-stories, magical-realism
Read from September 05 to 06, 2011 — I own a copy

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is undoubtedly one of the greatest writers of the last 100 years, and probably of all time. He is the king of magical realism, and writes with a beauty and deftness that leaves the reader almost breathless. This fantastic(al) coherent set of short stories, while not necessarily the happiest of collections, is absolutely fascinating and entrancing. Usually, with a collection of short stories, you find at least one that you're at least somewhat disappointed with. Not so with 'Strange Pilgrims.' At no point did I find myself even wanting to put the book down, let alone slightly unhappy with a story. Any fan of Marquez should pick up this collection. And anyone else should give them a try. These shorter, more condensed stories might be easier to get into than some of his novels (which, as much as I love them, can be a bit slow and I can understand why many people find them too much so).
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