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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
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it was ok
bookshelves: mission-library, classics, poc-author

I have to admit, I'm glad I hung in there, because I did get to the end and kind of go, "Ohhhhhh, I see what game you're playing here, GGM. I guess." But I feel like it's the kind of thing that works better in concept than in actual practice, because I spent most of the book dragging myself from page to page & desperately trying to keep straight a hundred different characters most of whom have the same name, and by the time I got to the end I wasn't sure the payoff was really worth it. I feel like this is probably what it would be like to read the transcript of a telenovela written a hundred years ago by a philosopher. Also, it uses phrases like "hermeneutical delirium" and has a serious passage about trying to prove the existence of God via chocolate.

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Reading Progress

May 5, 2010 – Shelved
March 23, 2013 – Shelved as: mission-library
Started Reading
September 25, 2014 – Shelved as: classics
September 25, 2014 – Finished Reading
October 20, 2018 – Shelved as: poc-author

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