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tremendous use of language
on 21 September 2005
These are short stories written with long sentences - sentences
that say more than many authors can in a whole chapter of writing.If you haven't read Marquez before,read these stories -
their brevity gives you a chance to recover from the shock of the distance from the start of a sentence to its end!
Marquez is a master at making readers want to belive the unreal as he moves from one fantastic image to another,always linking the images with something known and tangible.When I read my first ever Marquez sentence,I smiled - his writing causes an immediate and positive reaction.