One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

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One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendia family. Inventive, amusing, magnetic, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women--brimming with truth, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul--this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction.

Publisher: New York : Harper Perennia Modern Classics, 2006, c1970
ISBN: 9780060883287
Branch Call Number: FIC Garc
Characteristics: 417 p
Additional Contributors: Rabassa, Gregory
Alternative Title: 100 years of solitude

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ajscherer
Jan 09, 2018

Perhaps should be titled One Hundred Years of Boredom. Add in a few "ghosts" and other such impossibles, and different characters with the same names over the "100 years" and it gets pretty tiresome.

masaoliver Nov 14, 2017

One of most unforgettable reads. For sure.

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ssjv
Aug 01, 2017

Inspired saga includes those born with a tail.

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Dragonrat703
Jul 07, 2017

One of the greatest books I have ever read. It took me a while to get used to the magical realism and sexual content, but afterwards I really enjoyed the story. I was emotionally moved thousands of times and laughed out loud nearly every chapter. A book written like no other.

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lologre
Apr 25, 2017

It took me 15 years to read this wonderful piece of literature!
When I was in high school, here in Portland Oregon, I tried to read it and of course I did not get it. After some reflection, it made perfect sense, I was not prepare for such a heavy reading.
After many years, I finally see that getting through this reading was a failed attempt for many reasons. Too young, too narrow minded, too rigid. Luckily, life and its circumstances gave me the opportunity to turn my sight to this masterpiece.

I have some points that I would like to touch:
1. The story is very rich in details, this is good very good.
2. The characters are many and all are given the same or similar names, way too confusing.
3. Need for an additional materials, felt the need to have to look for an illustration that would assist me in identifying the characters

The beauty of the book:
1. An Outstanding Narrative
2. The story is controversial
3. The book is rich in content

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scribby
Mar 26, 2017

Fascinating history of a fictional family in a fictional place; full of pathos, existential horror, comedy, and a large dose of "magical realism". Yes, there are a lot of sordid and shocking details; but if something is to be a "true" chronicle then the bad must be included with the good. The prose style is a little heavy-handed and awkward at times, though this may be simply the result of translation; the full flavor of something written in one language can seldom (if ever) be carried over into another.

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NeverNeverLand87
Feb 23, 2017

Yet again a book that I can not understand it's popularity. It has pedophilia, incest, occult and a family of ignorant/arrogant (extremely hard-headed) characters. I'm just about at the half way and I quit. How can people call this good?

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1aa
Dec 06, 2016

A delirious tangle of destiny and time (and Arcadios and Aurelianos), that is extraordinary when one first reads it, and becomes more so whenever one rereads it.

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JackPurcell
Oct 19, 2016

This book deserves to be on the reading lists of all the folks who draw satisfaction from being exposed to excellent literature disguised as great entertainment.

PMPL_AnaC Aug 26, 2016

Can I give it 100 stars? Best book EVER. Period.

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Dragonrat703
Jul 07, 2017

Sexual Content: A whole bunch of incest and prostitution, mostly with very young people

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Dragonrat703
Jul 07, 2017

Violence: More than three thousand people are shot and their bodies are dumped into the sea

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vv19
Jan 09, 2016

Sexual Content: Incest

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Dragonrat703
Jul 07, 2017

Dragonrat703 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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VladTheGreen
Oct 16, 2015

VladTheGreen thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Dragonrat703
Jul 07, 2017

The history of a fictional town spanning one hundred years and following six generations through life

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blatz911
Oct 21, 2014

He went among the houses for several days repeating the demonstration of levitation by means of chocolate while the acolyte collected so much money in a bag that in less than a month he began the construction of the church.

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