This paperback version of collected stories is in good condition, even though the pages are a little yellow. Garcia Marquez's short stories are great to read, especially is you are already familiar with his novels. Many passing characters in his novels are better defined in his short stories. Check out especially: "The incredible and sad story of innocent Erendira and her heartless grandmother". Great story that follows a character presented in One Hundred Years of Solitude, his Nobel price winning novel.