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Last week, legendary author Gabriel García Márquez passed away. It was a shock, because he's so well-esteemed. I first read his works in school, and still remember his unique way of seeing things. He also popularized magic realism in fiction and helped pave the way for future authors to publish great works as well.
While his books weren't fairy tales themselves, one of his most famous works, A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings, had the feel of one. In fact, a novel I'm reviewing today, FEATHER BOUND by Sarah Raughley, has been blurbed as being reminiscent of this short story. Other short stories such as The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and Her Heartless Grandmother have the feel of an unhappy, cautionary tale, while being unique and original.
I just wanted to take a moment to remember a man whose words will live on for generations to come and wish him a peaceful rest. He's with his own angels now!