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Pachinko and One Hundred Years of Solitude Book Reviews | You Should Read

by Mehedi Hasan Shawon 4 months ago in book reviews
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Pachinko and One Hundred Years of Solitude Book Reviews | You Should Read
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The second novel by Korean-American author Min Jin Lee is Pachinko. It was published in 2017. It is an epic and fictional historical novel. Those who follow a Korean family are Japanese immigrants.

The story features a collection of characters who confront racism, stereotyping, and other aspects of the 20th-century Japanese experience in Japan.

The book was in the running for the National Prize for Fiction in 2017. The novel has been aired on television. It was published in 2021.

The book was divided into three sections. The first begins with Charles Dickens, the second with Park One Suh, and the third with a quote from Benedict Anderson.

The story of the book begins with the story of Sundar Baba Huni in Gohiang Hometown and ends with the birth of Noah. The motherland begins with the captivity of Bayek Isaac and ends with the search for Sunjar Koh Hansu.

In Pachinko, Nagano, Noah begins with a new beginning and ends with Sunjar's reflection on everything that has happened to him.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

The novel is an attempt to create a world. Sometimes in real imitation and sometimes with the help of imagination Makondo is an exception. The beginning and end of a dynasty have been formed in the epic style.

The novel One Hundred Years of Solitude is an example of the remarkable application of magic in Latin American history. The novel was inspired by the modernity of North American and European literature and the Vanguardia art movement in Cuba.

This is what brought Garcia Marquez to the Nobel. Not only in the last century but it has created a unique milestone in the history of world literature. The novel was written in Spanish in 1967. Which was translated into English only three years later.

The English language novel is titled, "One Hundred Years Of Solitude". The story of the book is based on Morgalarai A. Prudencio Aguilar fights a feud, but the feud escalates on a personal level.

But Prudencio did not give up even after death. In a fit of rage, he confessed to being killed by Arcadio Buendia. Eventually, he and his family left the land and settled on the river, which was a deserted village.

Establishment of the Buendia dynasty in a forested place without communication with the world-known since then. The story begins with Jose Arcadio Buendia and his wife Ursula Iguaran. Then his descendants lived there for about six generations.

Although the similarities between the names and the characters are very confusing, there is a deep meaning and mystery behind it. The author explains that in just a few generations, there has been no real change in human beings.

In turn, the nature of the former man is repeated. The name of the village was Makonda, where Gypsies often came. At the same time, it brings different technologies from the outside world. Jose Arcadio eagerly accepted it.

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Because he was talented, curious, and intelligent, he practiced alchemy. Made of goldfish. These traits of Ramta have been passed down from generation to generation.

Gypsy Melkiades handed over a mysterious manuscript to Jose Arcadio Buendia. It was, in fact, the earliest account of the Bundeya dynasty. But he couldn't decipher it after trying all his life. Between the two sons, Jose Arcadio gained physical strength and Aureliano gained spiritual strength.

This is how it happened. Marcos has played a fancy game over time. The past, present, and future hold hands as if moving forward. In particular, some events that will happen in the future have been described, as if they are as certain as the direct events of the past.

‘Many years later, standing in front of the firing squad, Colonel Aureliano Buendia will remember that afternoon; An expression similar to the first line of the novel is very common, the day his father discovered ice with him.

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