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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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