"What is is about? It is the multi-generational story of the Buendía Family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founds the town of Macondo, the metaphoric Colombia. The non-linear story is narrated via different time frames, a technique derived from the Argentine writer Jorge Luis Borges.
Personal note: A mesmerizing saga. It is quite huge and describes a family, generation after generation up to 8 generations. The writing style is great and keeps you on the edge until the end.