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Memories of My Melancholy Whores
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK!A New York Times Notable BookOn the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habithe has purchased hundreds of womenhe asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the masters work.
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TheBookHippie
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#FOODANDLIT COLOMBIA

I‘ve found people either love or loathe the writing of this author. I‘ve always enjoyed his writing something about it just draws me in.

BiblioLitten I LOVE his writing. My first foray into magical realism 1mo
TheBookHippie @BiblioLitten It is a genre I typically do not read but his writing is just so lovely. 1mo
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Taylor
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I liked this one actually.

It‘s not as problematic as the title would indicate (or maybe it is problematic since the whole premise is about a ninety year old kind of getting with a…well I‘m not gonna get into that…).

But seriously, for the most part this book is acceptable…I think…or everyone is acting like it‘s acceptable because it‘s Márquez or…

I am so confused now!

In fact, thinking about all this just derailed my whole review, but okay.

Texreader 😂😂😂 10mo
BarbaraBB I love it when a book does that! 10mo
Dvd I love this book. It is wonderful to be challenged by the thoughts of the author.
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Taylor @Dvd True. 8mo
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mikagatsby
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Rating: 4/5 stars.

Favorite author. Favorite book.
A part of me was broken after reading this. Only Gabo could have written a story like this.

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Graywacke
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How this novel, really a novella, works so well is a bit of odd mystery. The plot is more disturbing than the title, yet it‘s somehow really enjoyable to read. My last book of 2018.

arubabookwoman Did you finish your Marquez reading, or will it continue into 2019? 4y
Graywacke @arubabookwoman I did finish! Woot! 😊 This book wraps it up. (I posted a little summary on my LT thread) 4y
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Graywacke
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Finishing off the year by starting this book...and maybe finishing it too. It‘s a quick (and terrifically disturbing) read. This will complete my 2018 trail through almost all Gabriel Garcia Marquez‘s books.

Liz_M Amazing! 4y
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rachelk
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I almost didn‘t read this as I thought the premise might be too disturbing, but thankfully the worst of my fears did not come to fruition. I did find the 90 year old narrator to be fairly pathetic with his ‘adolescent‘s pain‘, projection onto a 14-15 year old and lifetime of lost opportunities. However, it is a well written, layered story and no one puts me in more of a place/time trance than Gabriel García Márquez.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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#HeatofJuly #partyrockanthem
🎉💃🏻🕺
I remember in the early/mid 90s, the song Macarena by the Spanish duo, Los Del Rio was such a party anthem, introducing us the crazy Macarena moves. The song was a craze, gives much fun and feel-good vibes instantly to any party. And here‘s a book by a Spanish author from my TBR.

BarbaraBB All the love for García Marquez ? 4y
Cinfhen Well played 👍🏻🎉💚 4y
Cathythoughts I love this writer ❤️ 4y
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coffees
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Mehso-so

I feel like I was expecting too much of this book. It wasn't a bad read but also at the end I find myself wondering what the point of it was. It tells the story of a 90yo who wants to have sex with a virgin on his birthday. He is given a girl but instead of sleeping with her, he starts to live out a delusion of love (as I read it) that makes his life exciting. It has some interesting prose but nothining amazing. A short read

More on my GR

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coffees
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Who does this? 🙋

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coffees
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My coworker said this was a really good #book and now I'm going to #read it while at work 😎😎

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kaysworld1
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This book is by far one of his best I read it fully in a two hour train ride. Totally recommend

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kaysworld1
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I don't care how you read or what you read, just read #ilovereading 📚😃

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cariashley
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My last read of 2017 was one of my favorite authors. I had a problem with some of the content but I can‘t help loving his writing.

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cariashley
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This one is snarkier than I was expecting ? Trying to get a few more books done today before 2017 is over. The subject matter here is a bit eyebrow raising in the current climate, but I love García Márquez and have had this on the shelf forever so am giving it a chance.

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Caterina
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#readathon wrap-up: I managed over 4 hours, which is every minute I could've been reading in the last 24 hours! I spent the first 5 hours in Nablus, then joined the #litsymigraineclub and slept, and this morning went to worship and ate lunch with my host family.

I finished and loved Her Body; it really picked back up after lagging for a couple stories! So far I love Black Tom too, and Memories has an excellent narrator (Thom Rivera).

Cinfhen Sorry about the migraine 😩🤕 5y
DGRachel Migraines are terrible. I hope you feel better! 5y
Caterina @Cinfhen @DGRachel Thank y'all!! ❤️❤️ I'm still exhausted, as I always am after a migraine, but I feel much better! 😊 5y
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cariashley
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I think my #24in48 stack is too ambitious... these plus 3 graphic novels, various audiobooks and #JulyIsStrange (The Idiot is my current read, but I'm only halfway through) 😳 just over 1 hour before it starts!

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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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A story about lost love, love bought, finding love at the least expected time and place, and of the irrationalities and pain that come with true love. The story of a 90 year old journalist who unexpectedly finds love.

The first I've read by Marquez and it won't be the last. If you've watched the movie Love in the Time of Cholera you'll understand when I say that this is definitely his style. English translation: Memories of My Melancholy Whores.

JoRead My brother's told me about this book because he loved it so much. I'm glad you enjoyed it as well 😊 5y
TheBookAddict @JoRead I can see why he enjoyed it so much. It may have some topics that some people may not like to read about, but it's more than just about that. I'm glad I didn't shy away from it and gave it a chance! 5y
Godmotherx5 The only book of his I've read so far. I saw the "cholera" movie. If my TBR wasn't so long, I'd get back to him, soon. 5y
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TheBookAddict @Godmotherx5 yeah, I have huge TBR pile, yet I keep on adding to it and reading books that aren't in it. 😔😅 5y
Gissy I was going to quit this one. It disturbed me his thoughts about that little girl! 😡 5y
TheBookAddict @Gissy it was disturbing, but I found that it was more about his lost years in complacency, bought "love," and his selfish ways. It was about how it is never too late to start living and truly loving. 5y
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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"No resistí más. Ella lo sintió, vio mis ojos húmedos de lágrimas, y sólo entonces debió descubrir que ya no era el que fui y le sostuve la mirada con un valor del que nunca me creí capaz. Es que me estoy volviendo viejo, le dije. Ya lo estamos, suspiró ella. Lo que pasa es que uno no lo siente por dentro, pero desde fuera todo el mundo lo ve."
(P. 95)

JoRead Isn't that the truth! You don't feel it, that is, until you look in the mirror 😅 5y
TheBookAddict @JoRead yes, sadly 😔 5y
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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"Aquella tarde, de regreso a casa otra vez sin el gato y sin ella, comprobé que no solo era posible morirse, sino que yo mismo, viejo y sin nadie, estaba muriéndome de amor. Pero también me di cuenta de que era válida la verdad contraria: no habría cambiado por nada del mundo las delicias de mi pesadumbre." (P. 83)

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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"El sexo es el consuelo que uno tiene no le alcanza el amor." (P. 70)

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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"No se equivoque: los loquitos mansos se adelantan al porvenir." (P. 67)

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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"El chofer me previno: Cuidado, sabio, en esa casa matan. Le contesté: Si es por amor no importa." (P.63)

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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"La edad no es la que uno tiene sino la que uno siente." (P. 61)

Gissy Cierto! 5y
TheBookAddict @Gissy si. Lo malo es que con forme van pasando los años es más y más difícil mantenerlo en mente. 5y
Gissy Sí ☺️ 5y
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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"...aquél fue el principio de una nueva vida a una edad en que la mayoría de los mortales están muertos." (P. 10)

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TheBookAddict
Memoria de Mis Putas Tristes | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Ella: ¿Por qué no me lo encargaste con más tiempo?
El: La inspiración no avisa.
Ella: Pero tal vez espera.
El: ...en un negocio como aquél, a mi edad, cada hora es un año. (P. 10)

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TheBookAddict
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These pockets make me nostalgic...😢

Texreader I know. Right? 5y
TheBookAddict @Texreader yes! It brings back childhood memories of when I first wrote my name on one of those cards. I felt so proud of myself. I felt like one of the smart big kids. 😢they don't have the pockets in new books... 5y
Texreader @TheBookAddict I'm with you. And I really miss card catalogs. 5y
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Megabooks For sure! 5y
Lizpixie I bought myself a Personal Library Kit that has the pockets, cards, a date stamp, ink pad and pencil so I can control who has my books and when they have to return them. It's fantastic! And you can buy refills of the pockets & cards. @Texreader @TheBookAddict @Booksandcooks (edited) 5y
TheBookAddict @Lizpixie I will have to do the same! 5y
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DaniRa
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#marchintoreading #judgedbyitscover so I've only read Memories of My Melancholy Whores years ago and I remember little but I think it was an example of reading a book at the wrong time. Might have to reread. The other three I did look at because of the cover but I genuinely am interested in what they are about.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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Pretty book jacket for #somethingpretty. #riotgrams @bookriot

Moray_Reads Beautiful! 5y
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erzascarletbookgasm
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#feisyfeb #latinxauthor books from my TBR mountain. I've only read one other book from Isabel Allende (The House of the Spirits).
@RealLifeReading #diversereads

hlgreenfield How is The House of Spirits? I got it as a gift a while ago and have been meaning to read it! 5y
erzascarletbookgasm @hlgreenfield do check out my review; I gave it a Pick, but not an easy read for me. :) 5y
hlgreenfield @erzascarletbookgasm thanks. I'll check it out :) 5y
hlgreenfield It sounds interesting! Not easy to read ( and by the description maybe I'll have to skip a bit), but definitely intrigued me to want to read it! 5y
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monkeygirlsmama
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#FeistyFeb #Day8 Latinx Author @RealLifeReading

I think I listened to this one off Audible at a friend's recommendation many years back, pre-GoodReads. I don't remember it well, but I know I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

monkeygirlsmama Side note RE: the term Latinx ... An article I was reading, when I looked this term up online, said that most people of Spanish decent would prefer the standard gender specific terms "Latino" and "Latina" be used. The gender neutral usage and removal of the "o/a" makes the Spanish language translations incredibly difficult to read and say. 5y
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M-D
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

This is a great book that proves love is ageless

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M-D
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Done with the first book off of my #litsyatoz. Moving on to this as a filler between biographies.

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Marchpane
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The invincible power that has moved the world is unrequited, not happy, love."

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Marchpane
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The invincible power that has moved the world is unrequited, not happy, love."

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Mishoo
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Picked up a Gabriel Garcia after a long time and I was not sorry. Love is ageless, eternal - you are lucky to find it at least once in your lifetime. 👍👍👍👍.

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GinaF1003
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Loving the humor with which Marquez writes.

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GinaF1003
Memories of My Melancholy Whores | Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Cracking the spine.