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Publication 574 By orwell on Thursday, December 18, 2003 at 22:12   
Location: Ireland   Registered: Thursday, August 14, 2003  Posts: 18    Search for other posts by orwell Search   Quote
Has anyone read this mad, wonderful,delirious tale by Gabriel Garcia Marquez about the history of the Buendias family, their house and the peculiar occurences in the town they created called Macondo located somewhere in Latin America. I don't think I have ever read a book in which fatalism and hope are so curiously intertwined between farce and tragedy, without a single trace of self-indulgent sentimentalism to be encountered in the characters who inhabit the real and imaginary realms that are constantly shimmering between the intense tropical heat visible in this book, of such marvellous oddness. Could this type of magnificent, quixotical maddness, evolve from our own sophisticated first world cultures? No room for the real "fools" of the world anymore? Then read Marquez, there is a wisdom and humour in the harshness and sacrifice of these characters. Any fellow readers, any thoughts?       

Publication 586 By J.R.Smith on Wednesday, January 28, 2004 at 12:58   
Location: Germany   Registered: Wednesday, January 28, 2004  Posts: 1    Search for other posts by J.R.Smith Search   Quote
Hi there. I've recently read the book, and also think it's great. Just wanted to post a note to reccomend another one, Salman Rusidie's Midnight's Children. It's very similar to Solitude. In my opinion, maybe even better. But that's just opinion.

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