One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- Two love-sick girls: Rebecca and Amaranta–both fawning over the piano man.
- Cupid’s arrow strikes Auerliano. He distracts himself from the preteen Remedios, his obsession, by creating little gold fishes. This print would be a lovely reward for finishing the novel.
- Mad with desperation, Rebeca got up in the middle of the night and ate handfuls of earth in the garden with a suicidal drive, weeping with pain and fury, chewing tender earthworms and chipping her teeth on snail shells.
Mr. Gabriel García Márquez, this passage made me taste dirt.
- Ursula tries to rescue Rebeca from the “slough of delirium”. Thanks to Pilgrim’s Progress, I know what a “slough” is.
- Now it’s Aureliano’s turn to sleep with Pilar. Really? both brothers? That’s disturbing. She also predicts that he would be an excellent soldier.
- This quote speaks of Melquiades, shortly before his second death: “He soon acquired the forlorn look that one sees in vegetarians.” chuckle-chuckle.
- The cloc-cloc-ing bones of Rebeca’s parents are buried.
- After a visit from Prudencio Aguilar’s ghost, José Arcadio Buendia goes mad, destroys his lab, and must be tried to the trunk of a chestnut tree. Nice of him to continue the madness theme.