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Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Edith Grossman (Translator)
On the eve of his ninetieth birthday, our unnamed protagonist -- an undistinguished journalist and lifelong bachelor -- decides to give himself "the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin." — The virgin, whom an old madam procures for him, is splendidly young, with the silent power of a sleeping beauty. The night of love...  more »
ISBN-13: 9781400095940
ISBN-10: 1400095948
Publication Date: 11/14/2006
Pages: 128
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3.3 stars, based on 45 ratings
Publisher: Vintage
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
A very interesting book. The subject can be uncomfortable, but I think it was done very well. The main character does fall in love with a 14 year old whore, but he only deals with her when she is asleep. He is not even sure he would recognize her awake. But...that was not his original intentions so that is the "ick" factor. I read it in one night and still am pondering it.
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Helpful Score: 2
An old man on the eve of his 90th birthday decides to give himself "the gift of a night with an adolescent virgin", and finds himself in true uncorrupted love for the first time.
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Helpful Score: 2
An old man sleeps then falls in love with a young whore.
Much will be made that the object of his love is an underage girl and it's really only a matter of time before this book is banned in red states. But if read as a discovery for the capacity to fall in love by an ageing journalist who resembles Marquez, then it takes its place as Marquez's latest masterpiece.
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Written by a nobel peace prize winner in literature, this is a very interesting book about a 90 year old bachelor who falls for a 14 year old. His adoration and love border on obsessive..A classic and amazing read.
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Hated it. If I could find where I put it, I'd put it on the list again.


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