One Hundred Years of Solitude, Gabriel García Márquez
This beautifully written book is the perfect introduction to Gabriel García Márquez's work. One Hundred Years of Solitude follows the Buendía family across generations and through the rise and fall of the town of Macondo. Márquez's signature magical realism is intertwined effortlessly into the plot and teases readers with the choice to attempt to decipher what is real and what is illusion, or accept that the world of magic and superstition as presented.
Appreciating Márquez takes an open mind and an attentive reader (keeping track of the names can be difficult, but it's all part of Márquez's intricate design).
Recommended for: The adventurous reader.