By Amanda Grigg
In celebration of Gabriel García Márquez here is a link to the original (1970) NYT book review of my all-time favorite book, and his masterpiece, 100 Years of Solitude. The review begins, “You emerge from this marvelous novel as if from a dream, the mind on fire.” That sounds about right.
I loved this book so much the first time I read it that I couldn’t bear to part with that copy, which happened to belong to my high school library. I could have easily bought another but in moody teenager fashion (or maybe in the fevered mindset of anyone who’s just finished their first book by Márquez) I felt that I needed that one.
The New York Times has collected all of their coverage of Gabriel García Márquez here, but if you’re going to dedicate that much time to reading, read the man himself.