“What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”
― Gabriel García Márquez
Gabriel García Márquez was born on 6 March 1927 in Aracataca, Colombia, to Gabriel Eligio García and Luisa Santiaga Márquez Iguarán. He was lovingly called Gabo by his readers. Gabriel received the Nobel Prize in Literature on 8 December 1982 for his novels and short stories. His wonderful writings are combination of fantastic and the realistic in a richly composed world of imagination, reflecting a continent’s life and conflicts.
My first read was “Love in the time of cholera”, which is generally considered as non-traditional love story as “lovers find love in their ‘golden years’—in their seventies, when death is all around them”. This book talks about love in altogether different way. This book fascinated me to read more of his work and I picked another of his great book “One Hundred Years of Solitude”. The story chronicles several generations of the Buendía family from the time they founded the fictional South American village of Macondo, through their trials and tribulations, instances of incest, births and deaths.
Gabo has his own fan following. Most of his work have unusual stories told in most beautiful way paying attention to most intricate details of the character. Each book of his is different from other bringing different flavors and genres together as one under big name of Marquez.
So if you are literary buff and need to read a great work of literature, please go ahead with Gabo’s book and I am totally sure you won’t be disappointed by what he offers you in his creations.