Memories of my melancholy whores

Memories of my Melancholy WhoresI picked up Memories of my Melancholy Whores by Gabriel García Márquez because it was on every damn list of books from 2005 I that I saw.

It wasn't exactly what I expected. First of all, it was really short. Just a smidgen over 100 pages. It's just a wee itty bitty book.

I think I expected more of a retrospective on the past. I mean, it definitely was about the past but at the was very much in the present. Basically, I expected more whores.

It was a good translation, but I have a feeling it's one of those books that just looses itself when translated. Some books are just meant to be read in their original language and I think this may be one of them.