Daily Archives: July 1, 2013

page 315 of 429 of One Hundred Years of Solitude

The way the government in the novel treats the murder of the 3000 by claiming it never happened until everyone starts to believe the lie is a trick that extends well beyond Latin America and is a 20th century horror.

By denying a person the right to martyrdom, by just making them disappear, it saps the courage from someone because they know they will be forgotten. It’s the most treacherous tool of fascists.

17% done with Bastard Out of Carolina

I’m assuming the narrator, Bone, is telling the story as an adult but telling us the events of her life as they happened and from a child’s point of view.

She tries to know everyone by how they look and how they smell, she’s always trying to figure everyone out on this surface level (as a kid would) and so it’s all the more jarring, helpless and confusing when Glen first touches her.

This is dark material.