What are the best books by Colombian authors?

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    #1One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude

    One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Nobel Prize winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez, tells the story of the Buendía family, generation after generation, living in the mountain town of Macondo. Magic and reality interweave to create one of the most rewarding reading experiences of the 20th century.


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    Deborah Reed
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "If you're looking for the best book by a Colombia author, look no further than One Hundred Years of Solitude. Gabriel Garcia Marquez touches your heartstrings and paints a picture of a magical world that will pull you in entirely. I could not put this book down. "
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    #2News of a Kidnapping

    News of a Kidnapping

    News of a Kidnapping is an action and thriller novel for adults written by Pulitzer Award winner Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was originally released in 1998. It is about a journalist among a group of celebs kidnapped by an infamous drug lord.


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    Jose Beck
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "What I love about this book is the fact that it's based on true kidnappings that took place in Columbia. It tells the story from the kidnappers perspective which is really interesting for me. This is a great read for anybody interested in Latin America. "
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    #3Collected Stories

    Collected Stories

    Collected Stories is the famous collection of 26 stories written by renowned Pulitzer Prize winner and Colombian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It has 26 stories revolving around family, poverty, and death.


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    Jesse Gilbert
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I wouldn't say I'm an expert in Colombian authors, but I have definitely gotten to be more appreciative of them after reading Collected Stories. The talent in Gabriel Garcia Marquez writing is evident as each story delivers a unique perspective and aspect of life and family. If you are looking for something challenging by a Colombian author, this book of stories should be high on your list."
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    #4The Autumn of the Patriarch

    The Autumn of the Patriarch

    The Autumn of the Patriarch is a nihilistic, magical realism novel for young adults written by famous Colombian writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is about realizations of a dying tyrant about the disturbed world he helped create.


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    Alan Luo
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I feel like there are better books out there by Colombian authors, but while I'm saying that? This one isn't horrible by any means. I'd say it's above average and at the end it'll be more about the plot than author. So if you like its idea, go for it. If it sounds cheesy or the likes, move on."
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    #5Everything Is Illuminated

    Everything Is Illuminated

    Everything is Illuminated is a young adult novel by Jonathan Safran Foer. It is considered as a piece of magical realism. It is about a guy who had a colorful journey while looking for a woman who saved his grandpa from the Nazis.


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    Alice Ray
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "I really enjoyed this book in the beginning. It was funny and creative. However, it started to get dark towards the end and I had to pull through it. I don't really recommend it. "
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    #6Love in the Time of Cholera

    Love in the Time of Cholera

    Love in the Time of Cholera is a standalone historical fiction novel written by Gabriel García Márquez which follows the love story between lovers Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. 


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    Tejas Patil
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "This romance absolutely tells a very impressive story, what happens in this book is very interesting and the characters are described very vividly, and love is seen in a very different point of view as majority of people do. Sometimes you may think the situations are happening in front of your eyes because they are described so vividly. I have had a qualitative time reading this book and i am sure that it will be the same for the majority of readers. "
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    #7Eva Luna

    Eva Luna

    Eva Luna is a young adult fantasy novel written by New York Times bestselling author Isabel Allende. It is considered one of the finest examples of magical realism as it is about a girl who can tell amazing stories from simple facts of life.


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    Patricia Sierra
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "I love reading books by Columbian authors so picked up Eva Luna: A Novel. I enjoyed the book, but not as much as previous novels by Isabelle Allende. If you are a fan of this authors books, I am sure you will want to read it, but it may not quite live up to your expectations. "
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    #8The General in His Labyrinth

    The General in His Labyrinth

    The General in His Labyrinth is a historical fiction for young adults and adults written by famous author Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was originally released in 2004. It is about the last journeys undertaken by Latin American icon Simon Bolivar.


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    Angela Banks
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "This is a good solution because the author is colombian and this book has some great reviews."
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    #9Midnight's Children

    Midnight's Children
    Midnight's Children is a Booker Prize-winning book by Salman Rushdie. It tells the story of Saleem Sinai and a thousand other children who were born on the stroke of midnight on the day of India's independence. 

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    Jason Yi
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "I try to branch out when I read books and try to find ones that seem really interesting. I was looking up books by Colombian authors and found Midnight's Children. It is a fantastic book and if you are looking for one that is by a Colombian author, this is the one for you. It's a pretty quick read too. "
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    #10Chronicle of a Death Foretold

    Chronicle of a Death Foretold
    27 years after a mysterious murder, a man returns to the town where everything happened to find out more about it. It was the wedding night of Angela Vicario and Bayardo San Roman, but he found out that she wasn't a virgin: Santiago Nasar was his first lover some months ago. After dishonoring their sister, Angela's brothers plan to kill Santiago, and despite everybody knew about their intentions, nobody stopped them. 


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    Janice Patel
    Written on April 21, 2018
    "This book has a way of really drawing you into the plot. From the small details that later become important to the interesting sides of daily life in the town itself, you end up wanting to know even more about the story."


Best What are the best books by Colombian authors
1One Hundred Years of SolitudeBooks 39 Paid
2News of a KidnappingBooks 35 Paid
3Collected StoriesBooks 35 Paid
4The Autumn of the PatriarchBooks 33 Paid
5Everything Is IlluminatedBooks 30 Paid
6Love in the Time of CholeraBooks 27 Paid
7Eva LunaBooks 26 Paid
8The General in His LabyrinthBooks 23 Paid
9Midnight's ChildrenBooks 23 Paid
10Chronicle of a Death ForetoldBooks 22 Paid

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