Archives by Tag 'Magical Realism'

Review: ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’ by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Title: Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, trans. Gregory Rabassa Published: Penguin, 1998, pp. 422.  Originally published 1967 Genre: Latin American fiction Blurb: One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the magical story of the Buendia family, who love, lie, fight and rule for a century in Macondo, their settlement in the South American jungle.  Part exotic paradise, [...]

Review: ‘Fireworks’ by Angela Carter

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Sunday, November 21, 2010

Title: Author: Angela Carter Published: Penguin, 1987, pp. 133.  Originally published 1974 Genre: Short stories Blurb: In each of these mesmerising tales is a search for heightened sensitivity.  Reality is left behind.  Filtering ordinary experience through her hallucinatory imagination, Angela Carter exposes the subterranean desires and obsessive fears lurking in the unconscious.  Her characters are [...]

Review: ‘The Lollipop Shoes’ by Joanne Harris

By oldenglishrose - Last updated: Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Title: Author: Joanne Harris Published: Black Swan, 2008, pp. 572.  Originally published 2007. Genre: Fiction Blurb: Seeking refuge and anonymity in the cobbled streets of Montmartre, Yanne and her daughters, Rosette and Annie, live peacefully, if not happily, above their little chocolate shop.  Nothing unusual marks them out; no red sachets hang by the door.  [...]