|100 Years Of Solitude
|| 1989 ?
|60% : Very intelligent, but I didn't enjoy it very much
|Review : Garcia really has an incredible imagination
He uses the novel as a vehicle to criticise various South American cultural practices. It is confusing because of the Latin practice of giving children the same names as their parents.
A story of a family throughout the first 100 years of a settlement they hekp to find. From nothing to success to ultimate destruction. One central theme is the problems caused by near relatives marrying. Really a collection of mini-stories
|comments : "The God Of Small Things" is uncannily similar - lead woman been successful businesswoman, incest. The man is a hero , but crazy then completely crazy. One male heir becomes a heroic general