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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez
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Feb 02, 10

it was amazing

This is probably my favorite book of all time. Written in a style more magical than reality-based (hence the nomenclature "magical realism"), it requires some suspension of disbelief. But there are some incredibly interesting themes, political, sociological and religious, running throughout the book. It is written from a Latino perspective, and includes criticisms of the imperialistic nature of U.S. big business as applied to central and south american countries. On the other hand, it's just a good read about a community that springs up in the middle of nowhere and develops for a hundred years without outside influence. Re-reads always yield new information and themes. I like both the simplicity and the complexity of this novel. One warning: The first time I read it, it took me about 100 pages before I finally started getting into the book. But by the end, I loved it.

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