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Monday, April 16, 2007

Reading Magic

Swirling. Delicious. Leaving a sweet taste in my mouth. I love the magical realism in the books of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Jorge Amado, and Laura Esquivel. I’m pleasantly lost wandering the fictional Colombian village of Mariquita in Tales from the Town of Widows by James Cañon. The men are gone, swept away by guerrillas. No fathers. No brothers. No sons. A “magical whorehouse” moves from place to place. A local priest volunteers for a “Procreation Campaign.” A sliver of the moon and the current of the river carry me along.

4 Comments:

Blogger jen said...

i've just started the White Masai book. i stayed up way too late last night reading it and wondering, and imagining, and wondering some more.

10:15 PM  
Blogger meno said...

I have the White Masai book showing up tomorrow. I can't wait. I love books. Looks like i need to order another one!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

This is funny. I ordered the White Masai book too. But as I ordered it with some other things, it won't arrive for awhile. Lucia, you're starting a book club...

8:59 AM  
Blogger QT said...

I love them too - Isabel Allende is also on the list for me.

1:37 PM  

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