I am now about half way through this critically acclaimed book and I am left wondering what the big deal is. I don’t think I get it. It’s not that I don’t understand what is going on in the story, I just don’t get why it’s supposed to be so amazing. I thought at first maybe it was the magical realism, but I’ve read and very much enjoyed other books classified that way.
The book is fairly interesting, enough that I haven’t thought of putting it away, but not so much that I turn pages with anticipation. And at times it is quite random. But random in a bad way. Random in a way that causes me to wonder if the Gabriel Garcia Marquez just wrote down whatever strange thing occurred to him at that moment. This is pretty disappointing as I have had the novel on my reading list for years.
So can someone tell me what all the fuss is about? Maybe I just need a good explanation of what the author was trying to do, or maybe I need to be patient until I reach the end.