One Hundred Years of Solitude

paperback, 432 pages

English language

Published Oct. 31, 1999 by Penguin Books Ltd.

ISBN:
9780141181400

View on OpenLibrary

4 stars (31 reviews)

It´s the best work of García Márquez. A novel that narrates the vicisitudes of Aureliano Buendía in the mythic Macondo, a town in some unknown region of Colombia. This novel was written in the magic realism ("realismo mágico") by García Márquez, a style that mix together amazing elements taken by fiction and realkity.

63 editions

Review of 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

One Hundred Years of Solitude is Ulysses, except instead of following one peep while he rehashes a Greek epic in the span of a day, all while experiencing the whole of the Irish culture and the beauty of Dublin, we are following a whole family, generations, of odd peeps rehashing a very dramatized version of Colombian history and culture. Hope, imperialism, war, love, death, sex, the beginning, and the end. It is all in there and it all flows surprisingly well. I even dare say that what Márquez did here takes far more skill than what Joyce did in Ulysses. I admire it, especially for the anti-utopianism, I do, I just cannot love it. I suppose I did find Márquez's writing style a bit tedious. And although this admittedly is simply a preference, it did prevent me from truly immersing myself into the work. I must confess, at …

Review of 'One hundred years of solitude' on Goodreads

3 stars

1) ''Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice.''

2) ''Upset by two nostalgias facing each other like two mirrors, he lost his marvelous sense of unreality and he ended up recommending to all of them that they leave Macondo, that they forget everything he had taught them about the world and the human heart, that they shit on Horace, and that wherever they might be they always remember that the past was a lie, that memory has no return, that every spring gone by could never be recovered, and that the wildest and most tenacious love was an ephemeral truth in the end.''

3) ''Before reaching the final line, however, he had already understood that he would never leave that room, for it was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or …

Review of 'Cien años de soledad' on 'Goodreads'

5 stars

I have read this a few times. I don't quite recall the first time I read it (probably sometime in the 80s back in high school when mom first gave it to me), but I make it a point to reread this book every so often (about a year or two give or take in between readings). It is simply an amazing novel. The edition I list was my mother's copy, an old paperback from Argos Vergara publisher. It is falling apart by now, but so far, I have not caved in to buy a new copy yet. The Buendia family always shows me something new everytime I visit with them. If I get stranded someplace, I want this to be one of the books I have with me.

*

I read it again, finishing it on June 20, 2009. This time I did some update notes in GR as …

avatar for jorgesat

rated it

5 stars
avatar for ovocie
Jay

rated it

5 stars
avatar for mattamatic
M

rated it

5 stars
avatar for jachobi

rated it

5 stars
avatar for netameli

rated it

4 stars
avatar for Jotizf

rated it

4 stars
avatar for jmddeblois

rated it

5 stars
avatar for evenstar
Rin

rated it

5 stars
avatar for wing_of_eternity

rated it

5 stars
avatar for k_purpose

rated it

4 stars
avatar for cfnnm

rated it

5 stars
avatar for wolfwitte

rated it

2 stars
avatar for felipelavinz

rated it

5 stars
avatar for lattermild

rated it

5 stars
avatar for flydreads

rated it

5 stars
avatar for maxbittker

rated it

4 stars
avatar for Elspeth

rated it

4 stars
avatar for davidfm

rated it

4 stars
avatar for NC
NC

rated it

5 stars
avatar for sinie

rated it

4 stars
avatar for jdarnold

rated it

5 stars
avatar for betolima

rated it

5 stars
avatar for deniedbydaniela

rated it

5 stars
avatar for ArchivalOwl

rated it

5 stars
avatar for palousegeo

rated it

5 stars
avatar for jzacsh

rated it

2 stars
avatar for sifuCJC

rated it

4 stars