One Hundred Years of SolitudeBook - 2006
A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick
"One Hundred Years of Solitude is the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race....Mr. Garcia Marquez has done nothing less than to create in the reader a sense of all that is profound, meaningful, and meaningless in life."
--William Kennedy, New York Times Book Review
"More lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from 100 years of novelists, let alone one man."
One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude remains a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel Garcia Marquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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 Buendiá 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.
From Library Staff
One of the twentieth century's most beloved and acclaimed novels, 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 ... Read More »
best book Mina ever received as a gift -- she was 19 and it began her "lifelong love affair with reading as an escape, which is the very purest kind of reading"
"One hundred years of solitude. (Don’t hate me)" and "I hated it, too!"
JCLSamS Jul 12, 2018
I'm not sure how even to begin to describe this book. Vibrant, disturbing, memorable, confusing, thought-provoking. Unlike anything else. As with some previous reviewers, I'm not even sure enjoyment comes into it. This book is an experience, and it's a worthwhile one.
From the critics
Sexual Content: A whole bunch of incest and prostitution, mostly with very young people
Violence: More than three thousand people are shot and their bodies are dumped into the sea