As usual, I’m using the extra free time I get on vacation to catch up on some reading. I just finished the book “One Hundred Years Of Solutide” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the winner of the Nobel Prize of Literature.
The book tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family and its unforgettable men and women, their times, their struggles, their curse and damnation – the solitude that would finally destroy them and the universe that they created and inhabited.
This is one of the best works of fiction I have read in a long time, it feels so real and true, no matter how unreal some events seem, it’s as if the writer is telling the true history of a real town; I totally agree with the people who call Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s style as magical realism, it totally sums up the feeling you get when reading it.
I really recommend this book to everyone who is into a good story well told, that will bring the characters and places alive in your imagination, and give them a life of their own.
If you’re interested in reading this book, you can buy it here.