RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Re: RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Postby Okri » Fri Apr 18, 2014 11:51 am

For me when I'm reading, I often read the ending/second half etc faster than the first equivalent. I've gotten so into it that I cease to realize time is passing by and I seem to read faster. With Love in the Time of Cholera and 100 Years of Solitude, I found myself deliberately slowing down, to spend more time with his words and his worlds. He lived to tell the tale, indeed.

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Re: RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Postby Sonic Youth » Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:00 pm

"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."

100 Years is particularly special because it was one of several books I bought during one of my trips to India, published by Penguin Books India, 250 rupees. I have it in my hands now. Time for a re-read.
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Re: RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

Postby The Original BJ » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:51 pm

He was, unquestionably, one of the giant literary figures of our era. I read Love in the Time of Cholera first, in high school, and adored its amazing blend of everyday grit and flights of fancy. And then, in college, I got to 100 Years of Solitude, one of the most remarkable books I've ever had the pleasure to read -- wildly funny, devastating, full of rich local color and magical realism, and with an incredible structure that weaves past and present effortlessly into one narrative.

An amazing writer. God bless.

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Re: RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez:

Postby Mister Tee » Thu Apr 17, 2014 4:01 pm

Well, no one lives forever. He leaves behind a treasury of great literary work -- Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Love in the Time of Cholera, The General in His Labyrinth, and, above all, One Hundred Years of Solitude, which is definitely in the conversation for my favorite book ever.

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RIP Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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