Big Mama’s Funeral


10 thoughts on “Big Mama’s Funeral

  1. BookCupid BookCupid says:

    My rating got me feeling very unpatriotic Garcia Marquez writing is beautiful His sentences are just right, and sound magical when read aloud But plot wise this anthology was a bore It was like reading your school rival s journal and realizing there were no dark secrets One story was only 6 pages long, and yet he decided to give it a long introduction En este pueblo no hay ladrones was the only one that contained a beginning, climax, and conclusion The MC decides to steal billiard bal My rating got me feeling very unpatriotic Garcia Marquez writing is beautiful His sentences are just right, and sound magical when read aloud But plot wise this anthology was a bore It was like reading your school rival s journal and realizing there were no dark secrets One story was only 6 pages long, and yet he decided to give it a long introduction En este pueblo no hay ladrones was the only one that contained a beginning, climax, and conclusion The MC decides to steal billiard balls one night just like that and sell them to another bar and so forth But after realizing that the men in the village are affected by their lack of play, he decides to return them unaware of the consequences please note that this story shows violence against pregnant women Worse she starts the physical fight


  2. Leo Leo says:

    Man I want to see that bird cage


  3. Lamski Kikita Lamski Kikita says:

    What can I say Reading Gabo is like coming home after a long trip You don t feel like each story really ends at its ending, or that each story is a seperate entity Gabo s short stories are his best, and they are much like life, everything is connected in a mysterious way, and the unfamiliar sometimes hits homethan we expect.I was very touched by many of the characters and the stories that I think recounting them would be a spoiler But i gotta say, I wondered who Big Mamma was I felt l What can I say Reading Gabo is like coming home after a long trip You don t feel like each story really ends at its ending, or that each story is a seperate entity Gabo s short stories are his best, and they are much like life, everything is connected in a mysterious way, and the unfamiliar sometimes hits homethan we expect.I was very touched by many of the characters and the stories that I think recounting them would be a spoiler But i gotta say, I wondered who Big Mamma was I felt like she is the Motherland, whichever yours is The nation that lives long and no one realizes that she is soon to die Corrupt but fair, mean but merciful, beautiful but untouchable, loved but unfamiliar, and revered but forgotten in a day Also, is it just me or does she also sound like Eva Peron


  4. Carol Carol says:

    A man makes an elaborate birdcage, a young woman spends her life making artificial roses, a mayor visits his dentist, a matriarch has a carnivalesque funeral Little stories about little people living in little places But in what Marquez calls compressed prose , wider themes of isolation, public and private life and cultural identity are introduced, to be developed later in One Hundred Years of Solitude He also experiments with narrative techniques, symbolism and introduces some key charact A man makes an elaborate birdcage, a young woman spends her life making artificial roses, a mayor visits his dentist, a matriarch has a carnivalesque funeral Little stories about little people living in little places But in what Marquez calls compressed prose , wider themes of isolation, public and private life and cultural identity are introduced, to be developed later in One Hundred Years of Solitude He also experiments with narrative techniques, symbolism and introduces some key characters from hiswidely known works


  5. Lesther Herrarte Lesther Herrarte says:

    Marquez has a personal touch, and this book shows that.


  6. Alessandro Alessandro says:

    x


  7. Mauricio Mauricio says:

    Good I enjoyed the references to A Hundred Years of Solitude.


  8. Esteban Arellano Esteban Arellano says:

    While not as exhilarating as Cien a os de soledad , Los funerales de la Mam Grande offers a satisfying return to Garcia Marquez s world of Macondo.


  9. Andra Mihaela Andra Mihaela says:

    Amazing Garcia Marquez really has a unique way with words This short story collection represents the birth for Macondo and many of the Buendia family s membersor at least..the first draft for a lot of the characters in his famous novel One hundred years of solitude I have not read enough of his works to recognize other characters, but I m sure there are in this collection, after all I felt like reading to separate stories Macondo and another one.I wander if I will meet in the future Balt Amazing Garcia Marquez really has a unique way with words This short story collection represents the birth for Macondo and many of the Buendia family s membersor at least..the first draft for a lot of the characters in his famous novel One hundred years of solitude I have not read enough of his works to recognize other characters, but I m sure there are in this collection, after all I felt like reading to separate stories Macondo and another one.I wander if I will meet in the future Baltazar, Damaso andimportantly..his wife, or the mother of the boy who lost his train and got shot for receiving charity in a strange village sorry for not putting the accents on the names I hope so, because I will continue reading from this authorhis cruel, base and downright disgusting characters are really fascinating I ve given 3.5 stars to One hundred years of solitude and now I m not so sure if it was correctAfter all..I ve never considered it a story covered by another onemagical than the savage reality of this all powerful nameBuendia who oppressed instead of giving an example, but a story made solely for recreating ideas and showing that everything has a price and some actions receive no forgiveness so I may re read it in the future with a different perspective


  10. Silvia Silvia says:

    I liked it It was an interesting read Because the book it s so short, it was really easy to read It has stories that somehow are related to each other, but in each story, there s a different character Some of the stories were boring, some entertaining But with every story, I read to read a few pages to really understand what is about After that, the reading went smooth I read this because I want to try again to read books by Marquez I tried it a few years back and I gave up Maybe now I I liked it It was an interesting read Because the book it s so short, it was really easy to read It has stories that somehow are related to each other, but in each story, there s a different character Some of the stories were boring, some entertaining But with every story, I read to read a few pages to really understand what is about After that, the reading went smooth I read this because I want to try again to read books by Marquez I tried it a few years back and I gave up Maybe now I can appreciatehis writing, who knows


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10 thoughts on “Big Mama’s Funeral

  1. BookCupid BookCupid says:

    My rating got me feeling very unpatriotic Garcia Marquez writing is beautiful His sentences are just right, and sound magical when read aloud But plot wise this anthology was a bore It was like reading your school rival s journal and realizing there were no dark secrets One story was only 6 pages long, and yet he decided to give it a long introduction En este pueblo no hay ladrones was the only one that contained a beginning, climax, and conclusion The MC decides to steal billiard bal My rating got me feeling very unpatriotic Garcia Marquez writing is beautiful His sentences are just right, and sound magical when read aloud But plot wise this anthology was a bore It was like reading your school rival s journal and realizing there were no dark secrets One story was only 6 pages long, and yet he decided to give it a long introduction En este pueblo no hay ladrones was the only one that contained a beginning, climax, and conclusion The MC decides to steal billiard balls one night just like that and sell them to another bar and so forth But after realizing that the men in the village are affected by their lack of play, he decides to return them unaware of the consequences please note that this story shows violence against pregnant women Worse she starts the physical fight


  2. Leo Leo says:

    Man I want to see that bird cage


  3. Lamski Kikita Lamski Kikita says:

    What can I say Reading Gabo is like coming home after a long trip You don t feel like each story really ends at its ending, or that each story is a seperate entity Gabo s short stories are his best, and they are much like life, everything is connected in a mysterious way, and the unfamiliar sometimes hits homethan we expect.I was very touched by many of the characters and the stories that I think recounting them would be a spoiler But i gotta say, I wondered who Big Mamma was I felt l What can I say Reading Gabo is like coming home after a long trip You don t feel like each story really ends at its ending, or that each story is a seperate entity Gabo s short stories are his best, and they are much like life, everything is connected in a mysterious way, and the unfamiliar sometimes hits homethan we expect.I was very touched by many of the characters and the stories that I think recounting them would be a spoiler But i gotta say, I wondered who Big Mamma was I felt like she is the Motherland, whichever yours is The nation that lives long and no one realizes that she is soon to die Corrupt but fair, mean but merciful, beautiful but untouchable, loved but unfamiliar, and revered but forgotten in a day Also, is it just me or does she also sound like Eva Peron


  4. Carol Carol says:

    A man makes an elaborate birdcage, a young woman spends her life making artificial roses, a mayor visits his dentist, a matriarch has a carnivalesque funeral Little stories about little people living in little places But in what Marquez calls compressed prose , wider themes of isolation, public and private life and cultural identity are introduced, to be developed later in One Hundred Years of Solitude He also experiments with narrative techniques, symbolism and introduces some key charact A man makes an elaborate birdcage, a young woman spends her life making artificial roses, a mayor visits his dentist, a matriarch has a carnivalesque funeral Little stories about little people living in little places But in what Marquez calls compressed prose , wider themes of isolation, public and private life and cultural identity are introduced, to be developed later in One Hundred Years of Solitude He also experiments with narrative techniques, symbolism and introduces some key characters from hiswidely known works


  5. Lesther Herrarte Lesther Herrarte says:

    Marquez has a personal touch, and this book shows that.


  6. Alessandro Alessandro says:

    x


  7. Mauricio Mauricio says:

    Good I enjoyed the references to A Hundred Years of Solitude.


  8. Esteban Arellano Esteban Arellano says:

    While not as exhilarating as Cien a os de soledad , Los funerales de la Mam Grande offers a satisfying return to Garcia Marquez s world of Macondo.


  9. Andra Mihaela Andra Mihaela says:

    Amazing Garcia Marquez really has a unique way with words This short story collection represents the birth for Macondo and many of the Buendia family s membersor at least..the first draft for a lot of the characters in his famous novel One hundred years of solitude I have not read enough of his works to recognize other characters, but I m sure there are in this collection, after all I felt like reading to separate stories Macondo and another one.I wander if I will meet in the future Balt Amazing Garcia Marquez really has a unique way with words This short story collection represents the birth for Macondo and many of the Buendia family s membersor at least..the first draft for a lot of the characters in his famous novel One hundred years of solitude I have not read enough of his works to recognize other characters, but I m sure there are in this collection, after all I felt like reading to separate stories Macondo and another one.I wander if I will meet in the future Baltazar, Damaso andimportantly..his wife, or the mother of the boy who lost his train and got shot for receiving charity in a strange village sorry for not putting the accents on the names I hope so, because I will continue reading from this authorhis cruel, base and downright disgusting characters are really fascinating I ve given 3.5 stars to One hundred years of solitude and now I m not so sure if it was correctAfter all..I ve never considered it a story covered by another onemagical than the savage reality of this all powerful nameBuendia who oppressed instead of giving an example, but a story made solely for recreating ideas and showing that everything has a price and some actions receive no forgiveness so I may re read it in the future with a different perspective


  10. Silvia Silvia says:

    I liked it It was an interesting read Because the book it s so short, it was really easy to read It has stories that somehow are related to each other, but in each story, there s a different character Some of the stories were boring, some entertaining But with every story, I read to read a few pages to really understand what is about After that, the reading went smooth I read this because I want to try again to read books by Marquez I tried it a few years back and I gave up Maybe now I I liked it It was an interesting read Because the book it s so short, it was really easy to read It has stories that somehow are related to each other, but in each story, there s a different character Some of the stories were boring, some entertaining But with every story, I read to read a few pages to really understand what is about After that, the reading went smooth I read this because I want to try again to read books by Marquez I tried it a few years back and I gave up Maybe now I can appreciatehis writing, who knows


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