The vortex of the blend comes ‘round again to the topic of books.
Out of millions of books on the planet, thousands in the public library, hundreds people have recommended and mere dozens that I’ve read, here are some of my favourite fiction books so far.
One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
A fabulous tale steeped in magic realism.
Maybe it was the particular translation, but this book seemed to me to be poetry disguised as a novel. The characters, events and settings could almost be real but, like North American “tall tales”, they are too much larger than life to be in this world. A book I will go back to again and again.
Pattern Recognition (or almost anything by), William Gibson
A coming of age story in brutal realism.