Anybody know of other writers in Spanish who have a similar narrative style to "One Hundred Years of Solitude" ? I've been recommended a book called "Shadow of the Wind", but can't remember the writer's name. I'd like to find the book or the author.
"Shadow of the Wind" is by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (a Spanish novelist).
I'd recommend books by Isabel Allende (Chilean writer) though, as her work is more similar to Marquez's - mainly since both are chief pioneers of the genre Magic(al) Realism. The House of the Spirits is her famous book, I think.
is it worth reading One Hundred Years of solitude? cuz I've started the novel ,covered 80 pages and still didn't find it attractive.
if the rest is gonna be a new pattern of other 6 generation then it would be boring.
I read alot about the literary elements of it ,almost everybody who has read it ,found it unique.but I 'm not in the mood to just lokk for such form values.anyway does anyone recommend it?
I find Marquez to have a narrative style that is very engaging, but more importantly, his ability to describe human emotion in terms that can leave one's heart pounding or on the verge of tears or aching with unfathomable longing is a strength I have not experienced from any other author.
And yes, as he builds the background to his story of 100 Years of Solitude, it seems to start out slowly. Hang in there and you will be drawn in in ways you could never imagine!
Yes, definitely hang in there... it's worth the wait, I assure you. There is this hollow, nostalgic feeling I get whenever I shut the pages of a Marquez Garcia book. He's mastered the art of this restless nostalgic feeling, and suddenly the reader is longing for something we never knew we had to begin with.
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