Bon Voyage Mr. President and Other Stories

by Gabriel García Márquez | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0146000358 Global Overview for this book
Registered by rem_NXS-581865 on 9/11/2010
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7 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by rem_NXS-581865 on Saturday, September 11, 2010
another Penguin 60's for my collection

Journal Entry 2 by amberC at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Thankyou

Journal Entry 3 by amberC at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia on Saturday, December 11, 2010

Released 13 yrs ago (12/11/2010 UTC) at Darwin, Northern Territory Australia

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Travelling with a bookring. Books shouldn't travel alone.

Journal Entry 4 by wingJean-Solwing at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Friday, December 17, 2010
I haven't read Garcia Marquez in ages but he was a firm favourite of mine back in the 80-90s. A long time ago. Am looking forward to this one. Once again, thanks AmberC.

Journal Entry 5 by wingJean-Solwing at Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, December 28, 2020
Well it took me 10 years to finally open this book and read it. It was worth the wait as it's an interesting little piece: 4 short stories, all 4 with a different topic but all reflecting the author's themes, preoccupations and remarkable writing style. It made me want to read more of his novels again...too many books too little time! Book is about to travel again.

Journal Entry 6 by wingJean-Solwing at La Camera in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Friday, February 26, 2021

Released 3 yrs ago (2/28/2021 UTC) at La Camera in Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia

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To be released at our first Melbourne meetup since lockdown!

Journal Entry 7 by wingmeganhwing at Preston, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, March 3, 2021
I took this away from our meetup (how exciting it was to gather in person again after a year!) because it had been registered by Makita 21, only to discover her account has been deactivated. So hello to amberC and Jean-Sol instead!

Journal Entry 8 by wingmeganhwing at Preston, Victoria Australia on Friday, October 13, 2023
This must be one of the shortest (and smallest) books I have ever read! Four short stories, all well written and memorable written on the themes of displacement,(Bon Voyage, Mr President ), love and death.
I particularly enjoyed the story of Maria, who ended up in an asylum after she accidentally arrived there on a bus to make a phone call after her hire car had broken down.

Journal Entry 9 by wingmeganhwing at Waiheke Island, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, October 13, 2023

Released 9 mos ago (10/13/2023 UTC) at Waiheke Island, Auckland Province New Zealand

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A contender for the 666 reading challenge? Lovely to see you again, thank you for making the long trip to join us.

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Journal Entry 10 by wing6of8wing at Waiheke Island, Auckland Province New Zealand on Friday, October 13, 2023
Thank you for this lovely book. I have completed Columbia. But if this will count for another country I will use it. If not, I will save it for next year's challenge.

Journal Entry 11 by wing6of8wing at Waiheke Island, Auckland Province New Zealand on Saturday, January 20, 2024
This book was shared with me by meganh when I met up with her in New Zealand with the intent that I could use it for the 666 Challenge. The author is from Colombia and many people would count it for that country. I have decided to count it for Spain because 2 of the 4 stories are set in Spain. The first and title story is an interesting study of a deposed dictator in exile with limited funds and failing health and the married couple from his country who are not sure what to do about him. The story of Maria who wanted to use the telephone left me puzzled and convinced it represented in part the madness that was fascism under Franco. The creepy dude in the plane was a creepy dude in the plane. And the story about the children was magical realism in a pleasant but seemingly pointless form. Not the best of the author's work, but not the worst either.

Journal Entry 12 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA on Sunday, January 21, 2024

Released 5 mos ago (1/21/2024 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, etc, Virginia USA

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Taking the opportunity to share this book while attending the BCinDC January meet-up.

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Journal Entry 13 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Thursday, January 25, 2024
Picked this up at the January 2024 BCinDC meetup. I'm not a fan of magical realism, so Gabriel Garcia Marquez hasn't been my favorite author. But I was told it was a good set of short stories, so I'm giving him another chance here.

Journal Entry 14 by wingKateKintailwing at Burke, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 16, 2024
Okay, this was a short read, and I actually didn't hate it. As always, I enjoyed some stories more than others, and there are still parts I don't entirely understand. But I'm happy I gave Gabriel Garcia Marquez another shot.

Journal Entry 15 by wingKateKintailwing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 16, 2024

Released 3 wks ago (6/16/2024 UTC) at Alexandria, Virginia USA

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Bringing this to a BCinDC meeting so it can find a new reader. Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 16 by wingSqNutZipswing at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Sunday, June 16, 2024
Picked this up from the book buffet at our BCinDC June meet-up. This might be a good book for the BC 2024 666 Around the World Reading Challnge hosted by awaywithfairies.

Journal Entry 17 by wingSqNutZipswing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Thursday, July 4, 2024
This book is comprised of 4 short stories by Columbian author Gabriel Garcia Marquez who has written several acclaimed novels including "Love in the Time of Cholera" and "100 Years of Solitude". 2 of the stories in this tiny book are set in Spain. The short story 'I Only Came to Use the Phone' is what a nightmare is made of, of being in a horrible situation and not being able to get help... like a Rod Serling 'The Twilight Zone' episode, horrifying, chilling...surreal.

I've read this book for the 2024 European Reading Challenge hosted by J4Shaw and the 2024 666 Around the World Reading Challenge hosted by awaywithfaries.

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