I really enjoyed this novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, though sometimes it can seem long. It weaves around telling many stories of 6 generations of the same family line - the Buendias. Although it follows a general progression forward in time, Marquez's style of writing jumps back and forth between time and characters in a very poetic manner.I had tried reading it last summer but only got maybe 150 pages in when school started... But this summer I got more into it and pushed the limits of my patience. It has enchanting stories but can sometimes be tiresome in its length and amount of characters.Nevertheless, it is a definite thumbs up.