Creative life

The Autumn of the Patriarch

El otoño del patriarca by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez  My rating: 5 of 5 stars

In this novel, as in most of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s work, history is at the center of the story,  The Autumn of the Patriarch takes us trough the history of a whole continent through one character. Very different from any of his other work, this book is unlike anything he has written because if his collections of short stories feel as if they were literary exercises, his novels express themselves with narratives full intention, in them there is a clear story that opens and closes itself. So, after finishing one of his novels there is no traces of ambiguity or spaces for doubt, something that doesn’t always happen in the short stories.