From the first paragraph of William Kenedy's review of One Hundred Years of Solitude when the book was first published in the United States. This novel, he wrote is “the first piece of literature since the Book of Genesis that should be required reading for the entire human race. It takes up not long after Genesis left off . . . reporting on everything that happened since then with more lucidity, wit, wisdom, and poetry than is expected from a hundred years of novelists, let alone one man.”
An article HERE by William Kennedy on how he got to know Marquez.