"A rich, commodious novel whose narrative power is matched only by its generosity of vision."
–The New York Times
"A love story of astonishing power and delicious comedy . . . humane, richly comic, almost unbearably touching and altogether extraordinary." –Newsweek
"It's spellbinding–a luminous novel by a master of storytelling."
"The greatest luxury, as in all of García Márquez's books, is the eerie, entirely convincing suspension of the laws of reality . . . the agelessness of the human story as told by one of this century's most evocative writers."
–Anne Tyler, Chicago Sun-Times Book Week
"Revolutionary in daring to suggest that vows of love made under a presumption of immortality–youthful idiocy, to some–may yet be honored, much later in life when we ought to know better, in the face of the undeniable. . . . A shining and heartbreaking book."
–Thomas Pynchon, The New York Times Book Review
"Thoroughly engrossing on the highest artistic level. It is easily his best work since One Hundred Years of Solitude
. . . His vision is exalting."
–Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Mr. García Márquez displays a wise benevolence, an ability to see both the tragedy and humor of [his characters'] situations; and this tone burnishes the novel with the warm, soft glow of redemption . . . The result is a rich, commodious novel whose narrative power is matched only by its generosity of vision."
–Michiko Kakutani, New York Times