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The One Book To Bring On A Deserted Island
on July 21, 2015
I was in a book club for three years. It was called Erudite Tonight. We read a book every month. Of all the classic books I've read, 100 Years of Solitude was the absolute best.
It chronicles a family through a hundred years. It's dense storytelling, like a condensed soup, where an entire story is told in the span of a page. It's a huge chronicle, like reading the summary of a century's old soap opera. Like The Simpsons, storylines repeat. But that's the point of the book. Sometimes they learn from their mistakes, other times the characters (all of the protagonists are of a single family) are ignorant of their family's past.
It also introduced me to the world of magical-realism, where magic is rare, but exists, disguised as coincidences.
I HIGHLY recommend this novel.