One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Published: 1967 in Spanish, 1970 in English translation

Genre: fiction

Length: 448 pages

Setting: Macondo, probably starting in the 1800s

Interest: It was part of the BBC’s The Big Read

Summary: We follow the lives of the Beundia family. They founded the village of Macondo in the jungle, far from other people. They are visited only by a tribe of gypsies who bring wonders from the rest of the world.

Final thoughts: I just couldn’t get into this book. I was over 50 pages into the book, and I just didn’t care about the characters. In fact, I had a hard time telling everyone apart, mainly because I didn’t care to keep them straight in my head.

Title comes from: I don’t know because I didn’t read enough of the book.

Reading challenges fulfilled: none since I didn’t finish the book

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