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Impotent Gunshots

Impotent gunshots ring out. Over one hundred people run into the streets within seconds. Todos los vecinos; some barefoot, others in flip flops, others in dusty, black, close-toed women’s flats. 1,759 more words

Air Bnb South Tabor

Memories of my melancholy whores

The title is meant to grab you. It is meant to convey a rawness, a feeling of dispassion and tedium born of world weariness. Gabriel Garcia Marquez… 192 more words

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Memories of My Melancholy Whores

I had no read any of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s works, so my choice of this 2005 novella is likely not representative of the body of his work. 110 more words

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold

Chronicle of a Death Foretold
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
published by Penguin Books

At a 122 pages Chronicle of a Death Foretold begins explosively, races through a gripping  narrative, and ends in a thunderous crescendo. 262 more words

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The Skating Rink - Roberto Bolaño

The large sheet metal doors were open. I went in. Inside, someone animated by a fierce childish willfulness had used an enormous number of packing cases to build a series of awkward passages, with walls about nine feet high for a start, but dropping to just over a foot and a half as you went further in. 1,157 more words

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Budapest - Chico Buarque

Those of you following Three Percent’s enormously silly and rather uninformative (there’s a reason book reviews aren’t written like sports announcements) “World Cup of Literature” will have noticed the high praise this novel received in the opening match, where Brazil beat Cameroon 4-0 (it then lost the next round because it was facing South America’s literary titan Roberto Bolaño).  857 more words

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Review: A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings by Gabriel García Marquez

Having read and being very disappointed by One Hundred Years of Solitude recently, I thought I should take another quick punt at Gabriel García Marquez before moving on from my five-book-run of texts translated from Spanish. 377 more words

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