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The General in His Labyrinth
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Old and ill, General Simon Bolivar reexamines his life--reliving his campaigns, recalling his romances, and revealing himself as a lover, libertine, and fighter--during a seven-month voyage down the Magdalena River.
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TheBookHippie
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#FOODANDLIT COLOMBIA

I enjoyed this one.

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Billypar
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For me, reading a Marquez novel is one of the most consistent experiences from start to finish, and this is no exception. I never get really excited at different parts- the end is no more thrilling than the middle. But there's also no weak sections- if you tune out you risk missing some of his signature comic-poetry. And in this one, you get to learn some interesting history of the origins of modern South America through Bolivar's reminiscing.

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Billypar
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#SeptemberDanes
Reading and water are quite #goodtogether , especially on a beautiful day like today visiting Kingston, Ontario . Really enjoyed our visit- full of great restaurants, coffee, parks by the bay, and at least three bookshops all in close proximity (book haul from one of which to be posted later). 🌅📖🇨🇦 @Kalalalatja @Cinfhen

readordierachel That looks like a fantastic reading spot! 4y
saresmoore Sounds like a great trip! 4y
Billypar @readordierachel It really was- I wish I could have captured the full panorama- gorgeous ☺️ 4y
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Cinfhen Great photo and sounds like a lovely place to vacation 💖 4y
Billypar @saresmoore @Cinfhen Yeah- fun little day trip. In addition to the things mentioned, we were also wowed by the friendly people and lack of garbage 😂 4y
Cinfhen Ha!! So easy to be wowed😉😁lack of garbage IS pretty impressive (edited) 4y
Kalalalatja This looks lovely! Sounds like you had a great trip 👌 4y
Cathythoughts Sounds really great 👍🏻 4y
ephemeralwaltz 😍😍😍 4y
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Graywacke
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Mehso-so

I‘ve been reading through Márquez this year and this novel on the last year of Simon Bolívar‘s life was a tough one for me. I didn‘t mind it, but never really understood it and was never really excited. ?

Graywacke Had some issues. First, it brings in a lot of historical detail about South America, about which I know next to nothing, and it quietly addresses 1989 South America, where again I‘m clueless. But, second, I kind of got lost in the details. Check out Wikipedia, a lot of purposes and meanings. 4y
BarbaraBB I knew a lot about South America‘s history when I read it but still it was a tough read. Those sentences that lasted eight pages... in the end I thought it worth the effort though. 4y
Graywacke @BarbaraBB sounds like you have Autumn of the Patriarch in mind. That is quite an experience. 4y
BarbaraBB @Graywacke Yes, you‘re right. I am mistaken. And I appreciate that one more than this one. You too? 4y
Graywacke @BarbaraBB yes. A lot more. Autumn of the Patriarch is quite something. 4y
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Graywacke
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I‘m in the middle to four paper books and now, just home from vacation, I‘m looking to start number five...

Cathythoughts ❤️beautiful magical writing 4y
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maich
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Ke633 Yay!! Thanks for including me! 4y
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ephemeralwaltz
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One of the greats I have yet to read. #MarchInBooks #GreenBooks
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GatheringBooks likewise! i think i have it on my shelves, too. :) 4y
sloanghost I read 100 years in high school. It was dense and difficult, but I loved it. 4y
AlaMich I want that cover to be my life!! 4y
ephemeralwaltz @AlaMich I know right?? @GatheringBooks I hope we can get to him soon 😍 @sloanghost I'm so looking forward to reading that ond - it looks epic! I have it on my shelves too. 4y
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ElViejoLibro
El general en su laberinto | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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El general en su laberinto. Gabriel García Márquez. Seventh edition, June 1989. Editorial Sudamericana. Cover design Claudio Arango. Photography Carlos Somonte. 286 pages. Signature of the author, with its typical flower of 6 petals. Book in good condition. Two types of signatures known "Gabriel" and "Gabo" this last intimate ... Friends, etc ... The signature of this book is firm and hard. #gabrielgarciamarquez #garciamarquez #signedbooks

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Jex
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I couldn‘t remember if I read this one in my late teens tear through as many of Marquez‘s books as I could get my hands on. It doesn‘t matter, it‘s all beautiful. Someday I‘ll read one of his in its original, untranslated 🤞🏽

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IWriteInTheNight
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bailedbailed

Did not finish it. As much as I love Garcia Marquez's writing, this book wasn't exactly what I wanted right now. It is more historical and the amount of research gone into it, is commendable. Might pick it up later though.

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rareads
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What is on your July TBR List?

aquanin I plan to read some English classics on July. But basically I read books I've bought. 5y
rareads @aquanin ah what have you bought recently? :D 5y
aquanin I wish I could attach some pictures here :D the wordsworth classics in yellow covers. What Katy Did, Rebecca of Sunny Brookfarm. The Count of Monte Cristo 5y
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rareads OMG they are so pretty. 😍 I have tried multiple times but could never finish the Count of Monte Cristo. :p 5y
aquanin Years ago I read MC firstly in simplified version. I loved it. Then I bought the thick copy one, I forgot how many pages. Then my friend borrowed it and didn't return it. So a few days ago I bought the wordsworth edition, the black one, and has around 900pages I think. The print is veeery small too haha. I hope I can finish it someday. I watched the movie but didn't really like it 5y
rareads Ah yes same for me. I had quite loved the abridged version but my love and enthusiasm kinda vanished when I started reading the unabridged book. X'D I hope you don't spoil your eyes while reading it :p 5y
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GoneFishing
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Jose Palacios, his oldest servant, found him floating naked with his eyes open in the purifying waters of his bath and thought he had drowned.

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DeborahSmall
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#Mapsinbooks this is the first Marquez novel I read when I was a teenager, it made me thirst for more. All of his novels have had a wonderful influence on my reading journey....❤️📚📖

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rogerwarner
The General in His Labyrinth: A Novel | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I could read all of his books over and again, every day forever...