Wednesday, May 21

What are you reading? 3rd Edition

So you were all absolutely right about One Hundred Years of Solitude.

What an enchanting, captivating, brilliantly human, roller coaster of emotions! From the dirt and plaster of Rebecca to the Ashes of the Aureliano's, the rise of Remedios the Beauty to the shrinking of Ursula. I was consumed by every moment of the Buendia's. The whole story putting to light the line "a person doesn't die when he should but when he can."

On an occasional night, I still dream of yellow butterflies :)

SO, I decided to go in a completely different direction for my next read. It's from Yann Martel, the author of Life of Pi.

It's a collection of shorter works from his days at university called, The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios.

I have to tell you, I wasn't too thrilled with the 1st story but am trying to keep an open mind through the rest. Anyone else read these?? I'd love to know what you think, without giving anything away of course! And as always,



T said...

So glad you loved one hundred years of solitude!! I haven't read your new pick, but LOVED Life of Pi. I am finishing Eat.Pray.Love. and I think will be reading A Thousand Splendid Suns after that.

Art Kitten said...

Isn't it the most wonderful book? Leaves my feeling nostalgic just thinking about it

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rachel said...

I've read Life of Pi and The Facts Behind the Helsinki Roccamatios... I hope this doesn't discourage you, but I was a little let down by the second book. Certainly not the worst thing I've read, but I enjoyed Life of Pi much more. Also, I've really been wanting to read something by Marquez, so thanks for the good review! Have a great night :)

SpinachNPeace said...

100 yrs of solitude is in my top 10 favorite books. ive read it in both spanish and english now and will probably read it again at some point.

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