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Postby Dixie » Sun Jun 24, 2007 8:42 am

I finished Cien años de soledad last week and I was like, at last! :roll: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:

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Postby quicksilver » Tue Jun 26, 2007 9:05 am

Dixie wrote:I finished Cien años de soledad last week and I was like, at last! :roll: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:

I read about 200pages, then i wasn't patient enough to read that book. :(

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Postby Oriani » Fri Jun 29, 2007 9:21 pm

Dixie wrote: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:


I agree!!

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Postby illusion » Mon Jul 16, 2007 6:32 pm

Dixie wrote:I finished Cien años de soledad last week and I was like, at last! :roll: In the end I was so tired of the Aurealianos... :lol:


My boyfriend likes Marquez but he never told me what he writes about??? What's so great about his books? Are they really worth reading? Dixie, you and I have similar taste ;p Did you enjoy that book?

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Postby jrkp » Sun Jul 22, 2007 5:00 pm

Yes, I like some of his novels, especially "Cronica de una muerte anunciada" (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) and "El general en su laberinto" (The General in His Labyrinth).

illusion wrote:My boyfriend likes Marquez but he never told me what he writes about???


He doesn´t write about an especific subject, I mean, you can't label his work as you can do it with others author, for example Stephen King or Agatha Cristhie. He's written about love, adventure, dreams, etc... He's written biografies as well. The only thing I know is that He's one of the biggest exponent of the "magic realism" in latin America. That's an literary trend which tend to present fantastic events as ordinary ones.....

illusion wrote:What's so great about his books?


Gee, That's depend on the literary taste you have and the way that they had been translated. In Spanish, they are good, but in other languages, I don't know.....

illusion wrote:Are they really worth reading?


Sure, why not. But, If you make up your mind and decided to read one of his books, you should start reading the smaller ones, such as "Love in the Time of Cholera" or "Chronicle of a Death Foretold". 100 years of solicitude could be pretty long.....

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Postby Dixie » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:00 pm

illusion wrote:My boyfriend likes Marquez but he never told me what he writes about??? What's so great about his books? Are they really worth reading? Dixie, you and I have similar taste ;p Did you enjoy that book?


I did at some points, but like I said I was pretty relieved when I finished. :roll:

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Postby YAYO » Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:12 am

Gabriel Garci'a Marquez are a pride for us the Latin Americans, his form to write is the source of inspiration of many people, within them I am included, nevertheless to many people does not like as he writes

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Postby sanjadz » Sun Aug 19, 2007 3:31 pm

I just finished reading the book "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" (Crónica de una muerte anunciada) and found it interesting.

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Postby Oriani » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:31 pm

jrkp wrote:Yes, I like some of his novels, especially "Cronica de una muerte anunciada" (Chronicle of a Death Foretold) .....


Wow!! That's great!! I love it! I like to discuss about " Cronica de una muerte anunciada" other issue too. I think that one teaches us a lot. At the begining it was difficult for me to undertand the book and at the end I didn't know If Santiago Nasar was Angela's lover.

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Postby daizy » Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:31 am

hi everybody,

i've already heard about him and his novels but i don't know how to get them , does anyone here know sites for his electronic novels ?? :roll:

thanks in advance,

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Postby jrkp » Thu Aug 30, 2007 2:27 am

Oriani wrote:....at the end I didn't know If Santiago Nasar was Angela's lover.


At the beginning, I was a little confused about that too because I wanted to know if Santiago Nasar was guilty or not. Then I realized that detail wasn´t important to get the mesage of the book. At the end It´s not important if santiago was the first man in Angela´s life, the important thing to understand is that everybody knew what was gonna happen and nobody did anything to stop it. My personal opinion is that he wasn´t guilty, but the key to understand that book is focusing our attention on the reaction of the people...

Orianí wrote:... I think that one teaches us a lot....


You´re absolutely right, That´s why I find that book fascinating... To me, the main message can be resumed in one sentence: "Misfortune makes us invisible". Sadly, that´s a big piece of human nature, which is perfectly described by Garcia Marquez in this book...

As you said, I´d like to discuss about it as well

P.S: Sorry for replying so late....

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Postby Aux » Sat Oct 27, 2007 2:43 pm

I read him, he is very representative, of folklore of Colombia, in his place of birth he is called " Don Premio

I dont read "Memorias de mis Putas" How is it

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Re: Do you like Gabriel García Márquez????

Postby gvantsa » Sun Jan 06, 2008 1:44 pm

Cien años de soledad

i've read it :roll:
for truth,i don't like it :roll:

but i know a lot of people,who are crazy for Marquez :)
togather we stand,divided we fall.........

laa laaa laaaaaa........

: )))))

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez ... Which of your books do you prefer

Postby aabarcav » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:11 am

Gabriel Garcia Marquez is an excellent author! Tell me what your favorite book that has been written by him.. :D

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Re: Do you like Gabriel García Márquez????

Postby aabarcav » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:19 am

I like very much!!! Is an excellent author!!!!!

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Re: Do you like Gabriel García Márquez????

Postby BenM » Fri Mar 14, 2008 4:29 pm

She doesn't seem to be an English author. has she written anything in English. I wonder

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Re: Gabriel Garcia Marquez ... Which of your books do you prefer

Postby Dixie » Wed Mar 19, 2008 9:23 pm

I've just read one of his books: Cien años de soledad. I brought it out of curiosity because as you know it's a classic already and wanted to know what the fuss was about :lol:

I read it in Spanish and I didn't like it.


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