11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
This novel is not European, it reinvents a Latin American vision of literature. The reviewers who have rejected this book as boring or difficult are recating to this difference. The book requires patience, and re-readings. If you have travelled to Latin America and been in a rural village Macondo will make sense. This book has a resonance with the lived experience and the shared history of Latin Americans across the region, it should not be dismissed simply for being different and being not only a new story, but a new way of telling a story. Like other classics, once this book has been grasped, every other Latin American story seems connected to it in some way.