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AUTUMN OF THE PATRIARCH is a little known masterpiece by Marquez, a brilliant reflection on a dictator losing his mind.
on July 23, 2017
This is a masterpiece and the perfect book to read right now as it's about a South American dictator whose name is never known. (One can't help but think of Donald Trump.) The story is told in the past, present and future tense accented with amazing images like cows eating the paintings in the ruins of a once beautiful presidential estate. Marquez drives home the point that dictators live inside their heads, ignoring reality. His henchmen kill the opposition with an avid taste for blood. And if the dictator receives any criticism from the press or others...off with their heads. A must read for anyone who enjoys unique images, surrealistic literature and the deconstruction and decline of ignorance in power.