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One Hundred Years of Solitude
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prizewinning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buenda family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buenda family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel Garca Mrquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.
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MrBook
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Have you come across the #TED-Ed videos that look at books and literature? These are great!!! I just found them a week or so ago through YouTube related-videos suggestions. I don‘t know how many there, but there seems to be A LOT! Here‘s the link for this OYoS video: https://youtu.be/B2zhLYz4pYo

rwmg Why, indeed? I've tried 3 times. I think 100 pages was about the most I managed. 1mo
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One of the best novels of all time. For Spanish speaking folks, this is one of our most beloved works of literature, taught in schools around the world. A towering achievement in magical realism, the story of generations of the Buendía family and the founding of their town Macondo, is both tragic and beautiful. I cannot state it loudly enough, this is a masterwork.

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pari91
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Cathythoughts Great cover. Love this author ♥️ 2mo
pari91 @Cathythoughts So far its very interesting so far. I just started it. (edited) 2mo
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tsundoker
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It gets clearer and clearer each time I read it.

Leftcoastzen What a cool old cover! 3mo
Bklover Love this book! 3mo
tsundoker @Leftcoastzen Got it from a book fair. :) 3mo
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Paperback.Propensity
One Hundred Years of Solitude LP | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Book mail.

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Novelista71
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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Surely my favourite book. In my back pack whilst travelling for a year around the world. I read it three times. Beautiful descriptions, characters and stories. This book has it all

4thhouseontheleft This is one of my favorites too. Welcome to Litsy! 🎉🎉 @LitsyWelcomeWagon 3mo
LitsyWelcomeWagon Welcome to Litsy! Here are links to #Litsytips: http://bit.ly/litsytips and #LitsyHowTo videos: goo.gl/UrCpoU. There‘s lots of fun things to do: book exchanges, buddy reads, photo challenges and more! 3mo
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Amie
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I'm struggling to read this book. It's for book club, plus it's such a well-regarded book, otherwise I would not hesitate to bail. I'm only on p.37 and feel like nothing about it is compelling me to continue. Can anyone who has read it convince me that it's worth sticking with?

brilliantglow I finished it last year or the year before that but I thought overall it was disappointing. It had some good characters and some interesting plots but I didn't really enjoy the writing. 3mo
KatieDid927 For me, it was worth it to power through. Once I just let go and went along for the ride I ended up really enjoying it, but I can see how it just doesn‘t click with some people. 3mo
audraelizabeth I listened to it earlier this year and had 3 hours left and could not force myself to finish. 3mo
Tiltedwhirled I read it a couple of years ago and I‘m certain that I didn‘t understand it. 3mo
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Sempernox
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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“The secret of a good old age is simply an honorable pact with solitude.” -Cartagena, Colombia

Cathythoughts I remember this quote ! It‘s a good one ♥️ 3mo
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Owlizabeth
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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My “I don‘t know what I want to read” stack featuring kindle.

Any favorites here?

LibrarianJen I actually haven‘t read any of them but seeing the title Starship makes me want to watch Starship Troopers! 3mo
FashionableObserver I loved Love Medicine and 100 Years of Solitude! 3mo
Kalalalatja Beloved is great! 3mo
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Ruthiella
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Waiting to get my hair cut with one of the books I‘m currently reading. Time to cross this classic off my list. 📚😀

Centique Did you make it through R? I studied this in uni, it was so hard at times to get the characters straight in my head - but also beautiful and impactful. Still I‘m glad I had lectures and tutorials to push me along! 3mo
Ruthiella I did finish it! I think I would have gotten a lot more out of it had I had lectures and tutorials too however. I don‘t think I know enough about Central American culture and history to get the full impact on my own. 3mo
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Macnjen
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Next up for audiobook listen!

Macnjen Nope, nope, nope. This was the second time I tried to listen to this on audiobook and I just can't do it. Only at 3% there were SOOO many threads and characters and magical imagery, I just could't keep up. I suspect that perhaps written form will be better for me in this case. The narrator is great but maybe I just was listening in too choppy amounts of time to get fully engaged. 4mo
LaraS I did the same thing...I started with the audiobook, but kept getting stuck or lost so I switched to the physical book. Admittedly, it *was* better, but...honestly, I got about half way through and still couldn't get into it. Guess it's just not my kinda book. 4mo
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Mitch
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Netflix is adapting Rebecca by Daphne De Maurier and One Hundred Years of Solitude! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

AbhisekBasu Excited about One hundred years of solitude. Let's hope they don't ruin it. ☠️ 4mo
JessNevertheless ❤❤❤!!!!!! Love both of these books so much! 4mo
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AliD73
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If I had to choose one book as my all time favorite, it would be this one. It tells the story of one hundred years in the life of a fictional Colombian village and one of the village‘s founding families. I have this novel in English and in the original Spanish. It‘s one of those books that you read slowly, lingering over every page, because you don‘t want the story to end. You can easily spend an entire day lost in this novel.

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audraelizabeth
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Bailedbailed

I was listening to this and could not make myself finish. Im not sure if its the multiple characters with same name, the incest or what but i absolutely hate it.
Book 5 of 14 for #bookfitnesschallenger2 @wanderinglynn #fitwizards @Clwojick @Lova @Peddler410 @Mynameisacolour @RainyDayReading @thereadingunicorn @jen_the_scribe
Task 7 for #readharderchallenge an #ownvoices book set in mexico or central america

RamsFan1963 I don't blame you. Why this book is considered a classic and gets so much praise, is totally beyond me. 4mo
audraelizabeth Yeah, i dont get it. 4mo
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aloslibrary
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Hello, old friend ❤️

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Caffeinated_Reader
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#68 of my year. I have been wanting to read this for a very long time and I can‘t put it off any longer. Looking forward to unlocking all of the hidden mysteries of this book.

Caffeinated_Reader Well that was a ton of family history to read about lol it was, to me, like a bible retelling. It just didn‘t start out with “in the beginning...” 😅 that being said eh I mean it was insightful and often times hilarious but with that came equal parts cringe worthy raunchiness. 4mo
Caffeinated_Reader Tons of incest which I mean the beginning of populating the planet had to start somewhere right ewww but honestly it was more than just that which is why I can see why it‘s one of those books that stand the test of time. I liked the spiritual aspect and the passing on of family traditions, name sakes, and history. It‘s a very imaginative perspective. 4mo
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Caffeinated_Reader
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
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More book mail 🥰 definitely going to have to start looking into taller bookshelves from IKEA so I can fit waaaay more books hehehe definitely looking forward to reading these hopefully this year.

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AGO715
One Hundred Years of Solitude LP | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Honestly, going into this book I thought it was about a guy who lived completely alone for one-hundred years. Not sure how I thought that was plausible or going to be a good book. I thought it was going to be this guy talking to him self and I‘d get the backstory of why he was alone with no other humans or animals. Then I started the book it‘s nothing like that. There‘s lots of characters and talking. It was quite a shock! Also, it‘s good so far!

rretzler Interesting...I‘ve stayed away from it because I read the tagged book by him and wasn‘t crazy about it. But I‘ve heard good things from others, so maybe I should try it. 5mo
AGO715 @rretzler I‘m not very far into the book, but what I‘ve read so far is good. It‘s really interesting! 5mo
Cathythoughts Great post ... I read many tears ago & loved it 5mo
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CherylRussell Loved this book. 🥰 5mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 📚🤗 4mo
DebinHawaii A belated Welcome to Litsy! 🎉📚🎉Hope you are enjoying it here. 4mo
Come-read-with-me Welcome to Litsy! 🌈📚🌈 3mo
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Qpri
One Hundred Years of Solitude LP | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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More like one hundred years of reading! Not to mention 100 Arcadios and Aurelianos 😜😜

callielafleur I used the family tree at the front of my copy a lot when I read this. Very difficult to keep track of people otherwise! 5mo
audraelizabeth This is on my tbr list because of the read harder challenge but I'm planning on listening to it. 5mo
Qpri @callielafleur absolutely! I‘ve gone back to it soooo many times already- and I‘m only halfway through the book :P 5mo
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Qpri @audraelizabeth Good pick! But I fear it might be even harder to keep track of character names from an audiobook... 5mo
audraelizabeth Im wondering that. 5mo
Qpri @audraelizabeth Have a print of the family tree handy :) I think that‘ll do the trick! 5mo
audraelizabeth I was thinking that. 5mo
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Dickie
Pickpick

This is a great book to pick up right after you have already finished it because you will find so much you did not know was there.

Curiouser_and_curiouser Interesting comment, thanks. I have had it on my shelf for 20 years and am about to read it. 5mo
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Psychsquirrel
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“Death really did not matter to him but life did, and therefore the sensation he felt when they gave their decision was not a feeling of fear but of nostalgia.”

#CurrentlyReading this masterpiece for the third time.

#OnceIsNotEnough #LatinAmericanLiterature #Gabo #Espanol #Español #Spanish #MagicalRealism #audiobooks

RaimeyGallant Nice quote! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. @LitsyWelcomeWagon
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Chelleo Welcome to Litsy! 6mo
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Leftcoastzen
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#AllMyLove for Littens, Libraries, and the endless TBR! #AnglophileApril

Cinfhen Same!!!!!! Thanks for joining us 🥳🥳 7mo
Reviewsbylola ♥️♥️♥️ 6mo
emilyhaldi This is the dreamiest little shelfie 🙌🏻 thanks for joining this month! 6mo
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Addison_Reads
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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1. Virgo (Sept. 7th)
2. Finally unpacking all of my books. They've been stored for the past 3 years while we worked on remodeling, but now they have been freed. 😍
3. See tagged book. I tried a few different times and just couldn't make myself stick with it.
4. Working and reading. My usual plans. 💚
5. #Friyayintro 💞 @howjessreads

Erofan I am Virgo too 😉 (Sept. 8th) 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage #2 — SO exciting! Enjoy! 8mo
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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1. It‘s not for everyone, but it‘s like no other. Looking forward to seeing how they bring it to life!
2. Yup—just how my mama trained me.
3. 47 degrees F and SUPER windy
4. French fries dunked in a chocolate Frostie
5. 👊🏻🤓👋🏻

#friyayintro @howjessreads

SomedayAlmost Great book! 8mo
TheLibrarian I used to dip French fries in frosties too! 8mo
JackOBotts Yes to frosties and fries! It‘s gotta be chocolate, too! Yum! 8mo
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AlaMich I am seriously carb deprived at the moment (well, for the last month) and #4 sounds amazing right now! 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @TheLibrarian @JackOBotts So apparently I‘m not as weird as I thought! 👊🏻 8mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @AlaMich Aww. Good on you. Sorry for the temptation! 8mo
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LiterRohde
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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“[Colonel Aureliano Buendía's] orders were being carried out even before they were given, even before he thought of them, and they always went much beyond what he would have dared have them do. Lost in the solitude of his immense power, he began to lose direction.”

#QuotsyMar19 | 19: #Solitude

?: Made with Typorama

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bookish7
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mehso-so

I've had this on my to read for a very long time. I've always heard wonderfult things, so I was excited for it. However now that I'm done with it, I feel very meh about it. I think that it is a beautiful way to tell a story about time and how it is reflected within the family, the same cyclical story of one family trapped in itself. However the repetition of the names grated me. Read it if you have a burning need.

CoffeeNBooks This is exactly how I felt about this book, also! Welcome to Litsy! 📚 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💖 8mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🤗 8mo
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ReclusiveHermit The names were confusing but his theme of paranoia and his use of language were brilliant. 8mo
bookish7 @ReclusiveHermit I agree completely, but I completely 8mo
bookish7 Agree 8mo
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Tonton
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Weaponxgirl I‘m not sure how you would even go about it? 8mo
batsy I really need to read all the great books before it becomes a Netflix series! 8mo
Velvetfur Oohh need to read that one day 😊 8mo
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Mel
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Curiouser_and_curiouser 😯😯😯 5mo
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Schwifty
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Pickpick

This is one of the most memorable books I've ever read due to the exotic setting and fantastical events described. It's also a great commentary on the human condition and how time erases memory. It can be a bit difficult to keep track of who's related to who, but in my edition at least, there was a family tree.

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Allyzilla
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pickpick

Love his writing style. The complex relationships, the bits of fantastical story telling woven in.

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JacintaMCarter
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Mehso-so

#2019Book8
The writing in this was good, but some parts were hard to follow since almost all of the male characters have the same two names. I'm also not a fan of books where everyone wants to sleep with their relatives all the time. The best parts of this book were the sections that focused on the town where these characters lived, rather than the characters themselves.

squirrelbrain I struggled with the name thing too! 9mo
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RachelO
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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I walk a lonely road
The only one that I have ever known
Don't know where it goes
But it's only me, and I walk alone

#boulevardeofbrokendreams #musicalnewyear @Cinfhen @vivastory

Simona I always mention that book when someone is curious about my favorites ... 10mo
Cinfhen Excellent ❣️ now I have a major 👂🏼🐛 10mo
RachelO @Cinfhen Yup. And it‘s going to be there aaaall day 😉 10mo
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RachelO @Simona That‘s REALLY good to know - high recommendation! It‘s still on my tbr, but I‘m determined that this year... 10mo
jy0tiar0ra Oh, it's been on my TBR list far too long. Must read it soon! 10mo
RachelO @jy0tiar0ra Absolutely! I don‘t know how long I‘ve been *meaning* to read it for... 10mo
jy0tiar0ra @RachelO What to do? So many books to read, so little time. 10mo
kathedron @RachelO @jy0tiar0ra I almost picked it from my shelf yesterday but went with Ali Smith instead. If you fancy a buddy read at some point, give me a shout. 😃 10mo
RachelO @kathedron @jy0tiar0ra That‘d be great! But might need to wait a month or so 😬. Start without me if you need to x 10mo
kathedron Don't worry: I have stacks more books to be getting on with in the meantime! 😉 10mo
RachelO @kathedron 😊👍 10mo
jy0tiar0ra @kathedron @RachelO Sounds good. I too am currently reading another book (Sons and Lovers). But can read it next month :) 10mo
vivastory I've been meaning to reread this one 10mo
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Julsmarshall
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Pickpick

All my scratch offs done! I‘ve read 37 of the 100; I‘ve got some reading to do!

Zelma I like your set up. Looks great! 10mo
Julsmarshall Thanks, @Zelma ! 10mo
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ColoradoSkiBunny

“...because races condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth.”

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Chrissyreadit
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I would certainly feel #onmyown #musicalnewyear #catchup because a favorite song....

ashley_gilman I loved this book! I especially loved how it had the family tree in the beginning because I always confused the characters with the same name 😂 10mo
Cinfhen Yes!!! Awesome song 🎵 10mo
vivastory I'm long overdue for a reread of this 10mo
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EyeEssBeeEn
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pickpick

This is one of those books I like to revisit. I have read it 3 times. Next time I think I‘d like to read it in Spanish. Classic novel.

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JLaurenceCohen
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Marquez's epic, multi-generational saga of the Buendia family encompasses the entire history of Colombia told in the style of magical realism. As riveting as it is confusing.

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edysaad
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Pickpick

You get immersed in his world

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 📖💙 10mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 🌺 10mo
ProfReader Welcome to Litsy!!! 10mo
RaimeyGallant On my list! And welcome to Litsy! #LitsyWelcomeWagon Some of us put together Litsy tips to help new Littens navigate the site. It's the link in my bio on my page in case you need it. Or if you prefer how-to videos, @chelleo put some together at the link in her bio. 9mo
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Bklover
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#Adventrecommends Day 13
This is a love it or hate it book, but I‘ve read it more than once and I love it!

Tove_Reads I‘m a hater 🤷🏼‍♀️ 11mo
SW-T I‘m on the love it side 😊❤️ 11mo
Bklover @Tove_Reads @SW-T See what I mean? Our book group read this and we definitely had a lively discussion. We were split right down the middle!💛💛💛 11mo
kathedron It's on my waiting-to-be-read shelf. 11mo
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Naj
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Naj
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#adventrecommends

One of the best first lines I've read!

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Naj
One Hundred Years of Solitude | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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#AdventRecommends Day 8
Okay, so we have people growing aquatic plants from their teeth, lady who eats dirt, dude who makes gold fishes, fire ants, floating girl, and all sorts of other bizarre shenanigans. All of this happens over multiple generations in a family where everyone shares the same two names. By the time the seventh Aureliano turned up I had to draw a diagram. At the end of it all, I had a huge grin on my face and was nearly mad.

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Cathythoughts
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#WinterWonderland #BirdofParadise the first books that come to miind are Marquez ... lots of exotic, colourful, birds, people & situations ... magical 💫

Cinfhen Yes!!!! Very good choice 💜 11mo
TrishB Great pick 👍🏻💕 11mo
batsy Lovely covers 🕊️ 11mo
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Cathythoughts @Cinfhen ♥️👍🏻 11mo
Cathythoughts @TrishB ♥️💕 11mo
Cathythoughts @batsy they are ♥️👍🏻 11mo
Billypar My thought for this prompt too! Love the parrot in LITTOC 11mo
Cathythoughts @Billypar oh that parrot !!!! He played an interesting part in the story 😮 11mo
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Dirowe
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Pickpick

Very good book! The family tree at the books beginning is a very handy and needed reference tool for the read.

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Jen2
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Pickpick

I was so intimidated by this book, but the audio was amazing!!

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Queerbeetleserin
Pickpick

Ein überraschendes Buch voller merkenswerter Redewendungen. Eine Geschichte die wert ist erzählt zu werden.

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Queerbeetleserin
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Mein Leseplatz auf Mutterkur in Norderney.

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Queerbeetleserin

Männer erklären nicht, Männer nehmen hin. Hätte das Buch eine Frau geschrieben erführe man mehr über die Hintergründe. Oder verstehe ich nicht zwischen diesen Zeilen zu lesen?

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Queerbeetleserin

Das Buch entdeckte ich Regal des Leseraumes auf meiner Kur. Da mir ein Bekannter dringend empfohlen hat es zu lesen, freue ich mich sehr über diese Entdeckung.

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TheAnitaAlvarez
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Pickpick

I‘ve already reviewed this one, but I got this copy recently and it‘s too pretty not to show it off. It‘s a 50th anniversary thing, so it‘s lavishly illustrated and a family tree and everything. I really had to buy it.

charl08 Lovely! 1y
Velvetfur Soooo pretty! 1y
lalatiburona I recently found this at a street stall in Mexico and I was soooooo excited! 1y
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jveezer @lalatiburona Did you buy one por mi? 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @lalatiburona it‘s a really nice edition 1y
TheAnitaAlvarez @jveezer whoops, sorry 🙈 1y
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