A Review: Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

A Review:

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

By Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

12.09.2011

By Zara D. Garcia-Alvarez / @ZaraAlexis

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Category: Fiction

Author: Gabriel Garcia-Marquez

Format: Hardcover, 128 pages

Publisher: Knopf Canada

ISBN: 978-1400044603

Pub Date: October 25, 2005

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Don’t be misled by the number of pages—though it’s a short book, its rich with tormented love, drama, and passion. The character, himself, is multi-layered, driven by nostalgia, dignity, indulgence and denial. He is tormented with lust, illusion, love, repression and longing. His desire is fuelled by regret.

It’s a mouthful of a book within so few pages. The writing has a poetic cadence without a superficiality that needs to impress. The language and internal dialogue is read with such ease, such passion is believable and even encouraged. The main character is obviously flawed, and loss, inevitable. Yet, if you’re a romantic, even a remotely secret one, you’ll enjoy this passionate novella.

(Might I suggest you read this by candlelight, a cozy blanket, and a fine red wine?)

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Zara’s Rating

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3 thoughts on “A Review: Memories of My Melancholy Whores by Gabriel Garcia-Marquez”

  1. You can definitely see your skills in the work you write. The world hopes for more passionate writers like you who are not afraid to say how they believe. Always follow your heart.

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