Thoughts on Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Finally, after nine months, I’m done with this book! Marquez is a great writer, and the stories are very interesting, but I’m not captivated enough. The prose is superb, but there is something about his style that depresses me.

There are twelve stories in this collection. Some of them are haunting, some are intriguing, and some are frightening. All of the characters are Latin Americans, the settings are in Europe, and all of them seem either alienated, lonely, sad, or terrified.

I liked Sleeping Beauty and the Airplane, The Ghosts of August, and Light is Like Water.

My Rating: 3/5
Date Read: February 2-November 2, 2012


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