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The Autumn of the Patriarch by Gabriel García Márquez
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May 28, 2012

it was amazing
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This book is a masterpiece!
Sometimes told with unconcealed disgust, sometimes with black humor and dry sarcasm, it ecompasses the spirit of decadent dictatorship, downtrodden society, self-delusion, mass hysteria, but also magnificently portrays the very essence of profound loneliness, and to what extent we are willing to go in order to escape it.
Marques' narrative skills in this work are second to none, and can only be compared with Picasso's brush strokes, or theme development and dark tonality of Schostakovich's famous symphonies written at the peak of Stalin's purges.
Dark, brutal, disturbing and beautiful.

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