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David J. Schwartz
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2012 Reading #5: Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez

1. Feral Cell by Richard Bowes.
2. Orlando by Virginia Woolf.
3. Fractured by Karin Slaughter.
4. Orsinian Tales by Ursula K. Le Guin.

5. Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez. So far this year, I am reading v e r y s l o w l y. This book took me some time to finish, because Gabo's chapters are very long, and his memoir style is sprawling and not terrifically linear--not dissimilar to his fiction style, but with more names and characters who are important for a paragraph or two and then disappear. I'm sure I would have gotten more out of this if I knew more about the literary scene in Colombia in general. I did enjoy Gabo's self-deprecating tone and learning about the inspirations for Macondo and reading about his early years as a directionless, poverty-stricken journeyman writer.
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