RIP Gabriel García Márquez

Márquez seen reading one of his books. (1927-2014)

Márquez seen reading one of his books. (1927-2014)

Many years later, as he faced the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendía was to remember that distant afternoon when his father took him to discover ice. – One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez

Of all the novels that I have ever read that is the best opening line that I have ever seen.

3 thoughts on “RIP Gabriel García Márquez

  1. I loved the ending especially this part:
    “…Aureliano skipped eleven pages so as not to lose time with facts he knew only too well, and he began to decipher the instant that he was living, deciphering it as he lived it, prophesying himself in the act of deciphering the last page of the parchments, as if he were looking into a speaking mirror.”

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