1.08.2006

Review: Memories of My Melancholy Whores



Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

I've never read anything by the celebrated Marquez (author of One Hundred Years of Solitude, for example), so I thought I would pick up this novella and have a read.

Mostly, I just reaffirmed that I don't "get" some literature, or that I'm shallow.

Either way, I didn't really enjoy reading this novel, though Marquez's writing is compelling enough. I figured with an opening line like this, it would be interesting:

"The year I turned ninety, I wanted to give myself the gift of a night of wild love with an adolescent virgin."

Mostly, though, it was just sorta weird and squicky. Not for me...

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