Memories of My Melancholy Whores – Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is the second book I’ve read from Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The first book was One Hundred Years Of Solitude, which I read years ago. When I couldn’t find what I was looking for in One Hundred Years Of Solitude (I am not sure what I was looking for then) I did not reread Marquez. Although I wanted to read a few of his books when we lost him in 2014, I couldn’t find the time or interest. But Memories of My Melancholy Whores made me know the author a little more and sympathize with him. Finally!


Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Listening to the life of a ninety-year-old person is truly incredible. Regardless of the subject, a ninety-year-old person is always exciting for me because of his life experience. Besides, this book is about a man who was 90 years old and fell in love for the first time. The subject, as you will understand, is fascinating.

I know that many criticise the book and find the subject and character shallow. I noticed that some read the book as a story of an older man who wants to have sex. And of course, some loosely interpret it as the story of an underage girl working in a brothel. That is shocking for me. Even though the book is about them, it is a novel that tells more of what the word “whores” conjures up. Read this without prejudices and enjoy!

Memories of My Melancholy Whores - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Memories of My Melancholy Whores is Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s first work of fiction in ten years and it fully lives up to the expectations of his critics. readers. and .. fans of all ages and nationalities Memories of My Melancholy Whores introduces us to a totally new genre of Garcia Marquez’s writing It is a fairy tale for the aged – a story that celebrates the belated discovery of amorous passion in old age. This enticingly sensual yet at the same time innocent adventure tells of an unnamed second-rate reporter who on the eve of his ninetieth birthday decides to give himself a night of mad love with a virgin adolescent. In a little more than 100 pages. Garcia Marquez proceeds to describe a series of encounters that is hypnotising and disturbing When he first sees the chosen girl -. a shy fourteen-…

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Gabriel José de la Concordia García Márquez was a Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter, and journalist, known affectionately as Gabo or Gabito throughout Latin America.

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