As a matter of fact I wish I could have read this book in Portuguese, but I didn’t find it on the Amazon. It was one of the most impressing books I have ever read. It’s a book, at the same time, about nothing and about everything. One feels life flowing like a stream through it, the sameness of life going and repeating itself through the time that seems senseless. I laughed, I cried, I stopped to meditate; I thought it wonderful how someone can weave such a plot. Garcia Marquez was really a genius! I’m ashamed I hadn’t read it before.