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News of a Kidnapping by Gabriel García Márquez
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I've never really read any Gabriel Garcia Marquez before but I have heard his English translations never work out. After reading News of a Kidnapping I'm starting to wonder whether I should just give the Spanish original ago. Edith Grossman, the translator, does an admirable job but her style is incredibly dry. The only reason I was able to read this in a day and a half because I have a lot of downtime at work. But I can't say I was gripped by any of it. Grossman's translation made for a decent read but nothing exceptional.
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