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Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Discussion in 'Channel Zero' started by Pilau Hands, Sep 18, 2003.

  1. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    In following Tesser's Salinger thread, I submit my favorite author, Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

    I'm currently re-reading One Hundred Years of Solitude and after that I will re-hit up Of Love and Other Demons.

    I don't read very often, mostly because i rarely get people recommending something that they claim was STELLAR...but 100years is just that, and has held its seat as my favorite novel for a while now. I highly recommend it to anyone in need of a good steady read. His writing is very romantic, and seems to appeal to the pisces in me. Sometimes i found myself reading a line and going "Oh shit" and getting up to write it down. Tess, rory, beard, others should mentally holler at that.

    *art sidenote, Matokie Slaughter did a piece entitled "Pilar" named after one of the female characters in 100years.

    "It was said, and no one ever disproved it, that he had resurrected a dead man."
     
  2. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    love in the time of cholera is still on my 'to read' list
     
  3. Pilau Hands

    Pilau Hands Guest

    i'm currently saving all the lucciano needed to buy the fat stash, then lock myself away and read.
     
  4. "Cien Años de Soledad" kicked my face inwards from a variety of different angles. García Márquez is a master, period. I mean, he was selected as the most important Columbian ever by his own country, which bred Simón Bolívar of all people. Beating the liberator of most of South America to the top spot is not easy.

    I've copped "Cien Años de Soledad", "Relato de un Naufrago", "Crónica de una Muerte Anunciada", "Noticia de un Secuestro", "Los Funerales de la Mama Grande", and my favorite of his, "El Otoño del Patriarca". The latter is around 220 pages or so, and is entirely written in about 6-7 sentences. Don't know if the translation holds, but it was fucking awesome. Still have to read more, especially the one !@#$% mentioned.

    A++
     
  5. !@#$%

    !@#$% Moderator Crew

    Joined: Oct 1, 2002 Messages: 18,517 Likes Received: 621
    what's up with his short story work?

    i've read some good ones i could swear are his, but i can't rememeber titles (it's been a while!)
     
  6. yoshy

    yoshy Member

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    call me crazy, but i didnt really enjoy 100 years. i thought parts of it
    were beautiful and i think his writing is amazing at times but the book
    on the whole didnt take to me. i have a sneaky feeling a lot is lost
    in translation.

    have you read the sanchez family? (not by GGM)
     
  7. Spike

    Spike Senior Member

    Joined: Aug 31, 2002 Messages: 1,033 Likes Received: 3
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez is amazing. I've read the whole lot thanks to the fact that I live in a university town and the library is ridiculously well stocked.

    I love it all.

    You have to read Love In the Time Of Cholera. And The General in His Labyrinth. And The Autumn of the Patriarch.

    All class-A.
     
  8. word,
    word
     
  9. im not witty

    im not witty Guest

    is this homeboy who wrote the unbearable lightness of being? i liked that alot.
     
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