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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 lo...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400044603
ISBN-10: 140004460X
Publication Date: 10/25/2005
Pages: 128
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 40 ratings
Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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jkzjs avatar reviewed Memories of My Melancholy Whores on + 67 more book reviews
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.
reviewed Memories of My Melancholy Whores on + 88 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
reviewed Memories of My Melancholy Whores on + 74 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 2
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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undeaddoll avatar reviewed Memories of My Melancholy Whores on + 25 more book reviews
light easy read, finished it in about 3 hours. interesting story about a man and his love life, or lack there of...overall a good read but i found the ending to be a little anticlimatic
reviewed Memories of My Melancholy Whores on + 63 more book reviews
This was a very short book about an old man going through sort of a mid-life crisis. It is whimsical at some points in the story, and very emotional at other times. It was a pretty good read.

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swingsistert avatar reviewed Memories of My Melancholy Whores on + 78 more book reviews
The book is written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and traslated by Grossman. This is a fine example of his blunt and honest style of writng. It was a short book that I finished in an hour and a half. I prefered his "One Hundred Years of Solitude", but this was a nice cozy evening.
joyceromoff avatar reviewed Memories of My Melancholy Whores on + 26 more book reviews
Hated it. If I could find where I put it, I'd put it on the list again.


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