One of the best books you could ever give someone as a present.
I was bogged down studying some of the stodgier French and German classics when my buddies doing Spanish told me about this one and I got the English translation. Blimey, they were having far more fun! Almost as much as Márquez writing it, I wouldn’t be surprised.
I loved the boldness of his approach: why suggest or imply that the magical might be real when you could just take it for granted?