5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
An interesting, but depressing read,
By A Customer
This review is from: El Coronel no Tiene Quien le Escriba (Hispanic Texts) (Paperback)
Having read this amongst many, many hispanic writers, I can fairly say that unless you are a devout fan of Marquez, this is not the most encouraging of reads. The story follows that of an old man and his never-ending wait, with his wife and rooster, it depicts perfectly the pointlessness of life and the misery of nothingness. In fact this is very depressing. In this sense it does its job perfectly.
It is rightfully not the best known of Marquez's novels, and therefore recommend 'chronicas de una muerte anunciada' as a much more satisfying novel for those who have already read 'Cien años de soledad' and 'Amor en el tiempo de cholera'.
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