Teaser Tuesdays – One Hundred Years of Solitude

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I started reading this book over the weekend, and I absolutely love it so far. It’s full of some really beautiful writing, but here is a fairly light-hearted one.

He soon acquired the forlorn look that one sees in vegetarians.

I LOLed at that one, even though I’m vegetarian. I know several friends who think the same…

And here’s another quote on aging and dying…

a process of aging had taken place in him that was so rapid and critical that soon he was being treated as one of those useless great-grandfathers who wander about the bedroom like shades, dragging their feet, remembering better times aloud, and whom no one bother about or remembers really until the morning they find them dead in their bed.

~ One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ouch! That sounds harsh but somewhere it rings true, doesn’t it? I suppose that’s what makes great writers great? The ability to discern and then be brave enough to tell the truth about life? What do you think?

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a random page
  • Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers!
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