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What made the experience of listening to Memories of My Melancholy Whores the most enjoyable?
My first book from Senor Marquis was "Chronicles Of A Death Foretold". It was in a Playboy Magazine great books review. That was 25 years ago, and I have not missed a word he has written since. This book is further testimony of his great skill and eloquence with language and the powerful range of events he has lived or seen lived and sculptured in poetic, exotic colors and sounds of a rain forest.
What other book might you compare Memories of My Melancholy Whores to and why?
What about Thom Rivera’s performance did you like?
He captured well the voice and rhythm of GGM.!
If you could rename Memories of My Melancholy Whores, what would you call it?
Excercise Manual For Men Of 90 Years
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3 of 4 people found this review helpful
As a Cuban it's PC for me to say that Spanish writers tend to be way to melodramatic and with too big an air of self-importance. What saves the story is that it is leveled off with the honesty of some of the characters imperfections and insecurities. Not really my kind of story but had to try because of the "legend" of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. But legend or not the story about a "dirty" old man is more pitiful than great.
4 of 7 people found this review helpful
What disappointed you about Memories of My Melancholy Whores?
Pictures formed in my mind of wrinkled hands of a 90yr old man caressing a 14yr old girl made me cringe throughout the book. What is more disturbing is the implication that the girl is initially hurt by the old man not having "de-flowered" her in their first naked meeting!! Rather than relieved!! And it goes on with this narcissistic illusions of this old man with the woman-pimp informing him that the girl is madly in love with him. Errr, did I miss an irony intended here by Marquez?? If you can stomach the repulsive erotic scenes this book offers a lot of life wisdom about old age and life.
Would you ever listen to anything by Gabriel García Márquez again?
Absolutely, he is a magnificent writer
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Short and sweet, humorous story. An interesting version of a love story. I recommend this book.