One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- After four years of daily visits by Gen. Marquez, Amaranta still rejects him. “…even though she had not succeeded in loving him she could no longer live without him.
- Col. Aureliano Buendia is paranoid. An entourage and chalk circles make people keep their distance from him.
- The Colonel asks his doctor to show him exactly where his heart is. The doctor paints a circle on his chest outlining the organ. Much to the doctor’s delight and Col. A.B.’s disappointment, when the Colonel shoots himself in the chest, the bullet passes clean through without causing any serious damage. Sneaky doctor.
- Good Luck trying to figure out what happened when in this story. One Hundred Years of Solitude is told by skipping back and forth through time.