The book starts with 100 pages of captivating narrative. The arrival and founding of Macondo oyb José Arcadio Buendía and its family and people. To me, every part of the story that was related to José Arcadio Buendía himself or his first-generation family was fascinating and attracting. Especially the parts involving Melquíades and gypsies.
I believe that one can easily break the book into different and separate books/stories even with different genres. Also, the ending of the book was jaw-droppingly meaningless (I can’t find any better adjective to describe my disappointment). A 3/5 star book.