One Hundred Years of Solitude is a book that took the world by storm. It's a furious, passionate, seething novel filled with hallucinogenic scenery. With his groundbreaking book, Gabriel García Márquez not only established himself as a writer with singular vision, he also established Latin American literature and "magical realism" as forces to be reckoned with. García Márquez won the 1982 Nobel Prize for literature.
Nobel Prize? What the Heck!! Well, I do agree with one word anyway -- "hallucinogenic".
Another review uses these exact words: Despite the proliferation of murders, hauntings, vendettas and wars, and the absence of any obvious overall plot line, . . .
So how does a book like this get on a must-read list? Beats me.