Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Five top books for the insomniac

At The Barnes & Noble Book Blog Sara Jonsson tagged five books to read when you can't go to sleep, including:
One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel García Márquez

Márquez’s tale is written the way your grandparents would tell you a bedtime story—it all happened long ago, it’s full of magic and gypsies and warning, and you can pick it up each night and dive into a different story that fits neatly into the mosaic that is the Buendia family’s fate.
Read about the other books on the list.

One Hundred Years of Solitude made Juan Gabriel Vásquez's five best list of novels about South America, Pushpinder Khaneka's list of three of the best books on Colombia, Michael Jacobs's list of the top ten Colombian stories, Simon Mason's top ten list of fictional families and Rebecca Stott's five best list of historical novels. It is one of Lynda Bellingham's six best books, Walter Mosley's five favorite books, Eric Kraft's five most important books, and James Patterson's five most important books.

See: Ten of the best bouts of insomnia in literature.

--Marshal Zeringue