I spent 5 hours today reading the second half of One Hundred Years of Solitude. I’m still not sure what to think of it. I can tell it’s well written (I’m sure someone more in-tune with literature would say that was an understatement), but when I look at the quotes from critics on the back and one of them says “exceedingly comic” I think to myself “WTH?”. It had vaguely amusing moments, but it never made me laugh out loud (or even snort). That makes me feel like I missed a lot of in-jokes or something, or that I’m not clever enough to have seen all the really funny bits. I do agree with the quote that it was tragic, though. Anyway, before I go off to find out what I’m supposed to take from the book, here’s what I did take from it:
- People are doomed to repeat the same mistakes if they don’t learn from the past;
- Incest is bad.