One Hundred Years of Solitude Author:Gabriel Garcia Marquez de oro — Library of Latin American and Latino Literature — "This novel should be around for a very long time. It is very special, an expansive legend of a town and family, a political parable, an instrument of rare magic that performs astonishing miracles of transformation. It is a comic masterpiece. It is slippery with the juice of life... In sho... more »rt, everything works and everything delights."
"This extraordinary novel obliterates the family tree in a prose jungle of overwhelming magnificence... It's a prose that's always controlled, but it expresses a vision full of lunges, spurts, mild or maniacal hallucinations, preternatural heavings and bulging gargoyles... Like the jungle itself, this novel comes back again and again, fecund, savage and irresistible."
-- The Washington Post Book World
"A tenderly comic novel... Like rum calentano, the story goes down easily, leaving a rich, sweet burning flavor behind."