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  1. says:

    You can't win 'em all Captain Pantoja's Special Service is a brothel for the Peruvian army in the ian basin The book is a mixture of satire and slapstick comedy but not really even close to the writing uality on The Time of the Hero The Green House or Conversation in the Cathedral that proceeded it or Aunt Julia and The War at the End of the World which succeeded it I only found it marginally humorous and could not help but be put off by its outright misogyny Whatever I will still continue to read other books from Vargas Llosa this one is clearly not his at his finestI learned that in fact this was based on a true story and there is a famous movie about this story Perhaps I'll need to re evaluate my review sometime by watching the movie and re reading the book I also learned that this kind of secret service was very common in South America near coal mines etc

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    My Spanish is getting a little rusty This work took me waaay longer than I'm used to in investing any given novel But with the Peruvian storyteller this is another story altogether You must at least once in your life read classics in their original language which is why I should learn French sooner than later The flavor of different character's vernacular would be lost in the translation I've read so many of them in the case of MVLThis is a hard sell The picaresue novel the megacomedic juggernaut is rarely written or attained Aunt Julia is the twin brother of this one they both ridicule misogynism and inundate the tale with war torn realities that makes one know with absolute certainty that only MVL the Rennaissance Man of all World renowned Writers could have written itStrangely though because of the spotlight of the #metoo movement the tones of slight or inexcusable sexism are too much to bear But this happened too when I saw Book of Mormon an illuminating work that seems to have no place in this global unhater ambiance

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    Edit 291216 Best Fiction read of 2016 Captain uartermaster Pantaleon Pantoja is a career military man in the Peruvian Army like his father and his grandfather He is a model officer known for his efficiently logistics planning and honesty An officer 'without vices' is how the Intelligence Service have reported him to his superiors His superiors about to give him a special assignment a secret one One in which he will have to remain in disguise out of uniform as a civilianDeep in the Peruvian the men are lacking release The few women near the military camps are wives of the senior officers or the wives and mothers of the local people Every skirt is spoken for in the settlements The soldiers are causing a lot of trouble attacks and rapes Would you believe that a Corporal in Horcones was taken by surprise while carrying on like a newly wed with a monkey?Captain Pantoja is to set up a small and discrete brigade of women to service the lonely troops Along with Captain Pantoja his wife and his mother accompany him to the Due to the secret nature of his mission he may not disclose the details of his workThe first stage for the SSGFRI Special Service for Garrisons Frontier and Related Installations is research Research is undertaken by sending a uestionnaire to the commanding officer of each garrison reuesting the following information this is the shortened version1 How many unmarried men are under your command? Exclude married but also co habiting men or men in relationships2 Subtract from this number men incapacitated3 Proceed with cunning to now determine the number of marital services each subject will reuire monthly to satisfy the reuirements of his virility Maximum 30 minimum 44 Again with discretion establish how much time the subject calculates the marital service will last in his case Maximum 2 hours minimum 10 minutesWith this raw data logistics can be arranged around visitations and the number of 'specialists' who must be engaged But this is merely the start of the researchNot without opposition from within the army especially the Army Chaplains Captain Pantoja find himself battling religious zealots the army itself the navy the civilians who are either disgusted or disgusted that they are missing out and at times the female 'specialists' themselvesI thought this book was great Written really well and translated very well I assume It uses a number of methods in its writing from 'normal' narrative military reports military and civilian correspondence radio broadcasts and conversation Conversation is a key one because the author has written multiple simultaneous conversations together Thoroughly confusing until the reader adjusts to the various characters but ultimately an interesting device It does mean attention is reuired to keep track sometimes and I found myself re reading the occasional paragraph or two if I lost the train of it allVery funny and incredibly accessible this book is than just an absurd story setting out an unlikely situation The characters are very real the emotion is real A strait laced military man who sets up a brigade of prostitutes but who gives them respect and the same dignity he would any other branch of the army He takes very seriously his orders and the organisation and running of the SSGFRI is second to none The precision of his report writing is excellent But of course it must all come unravelled at the endFive stars Wish I could remember where I saw this recommended

  4. says:

    One of Mario Vargas Llosa's earlier novels at first it appears to be a light farce albeit an extremely well written one but it evolves and develops into something much deeper and movingThe story is about the straitlaced logistics officer Captain Pantoja who is assigned to set up mobile brothels in the to divert the troops from pursuing and often raping local women Captain Pantoja brings his astonishing efficiency to the task with such steps as surveys about how often men need the services timing how long it takes experimenting with factors that can reduce the time and using all of this to calculate the resources he will need and how to deploy them All of this grows well beyond his initial imagination as he becomes increasingly embroiled in the worldThe chapters are organized in a number of different ways The opening and some subseuent chapters are a shifting multiple perspective dialogue where almost every paragraph is in uotation marks but they narrate a series of conversations often shifting back and forth not just one Some of the other chapters are letters or radio broadcasts And many of the other chapters are in the form of military dispatches hilarious for the precision and military jargon around prostitution and other aspects of sex Some is particularly farcical like the prostitutes creating a Hymn for the group called the special service that refers to the Peruvian Army but not the Navy Given the Navy's support for the operation they are upset and want themselves named in the hymn as well This leads to a series of letters apologies and ultimately the problem being rectified As such Captain Pantoja and the Special Service has a comfortable place in the satire of military life from Catch 22 to MASHBut it ultimately transcends it and does so much particularly with the character of Captain Pantoja and how he treats the prostitutes with dignity creates an esprit de corps like in the Army and makes them feel patriotic all of which he does in the face of significant pressure by just about everyone to the contraryAlso of some interest is that many of Vargas Llosa's subseuent books are in here in some form or another This is most clear with Brother Francisco a renegade religious figure who develops a following in the prefiguring the Counselor in The War of the End of the World And Iuitos the wild ian city plays a big role here like it does in The Dream of the Celt And finally the story itself seems like something Pedro Camacho from Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter would have dreamed up including a character the assistant to the madam who is reminiscent of Camacho himself

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    Mission oh so delicate and secret because army and pimping do not even mix well and that is given to us by Captain Pantaléon Pantoja chosen for his undeniable organizational skills his rigour and above all his blind obedience to his superiors Embarrassed by the content of this mission Pantaléon will put all its professional conscience at the Service of its success He was endeavouring to recruit the most efficient visitors to meet the needs of its mates and profitably cost while maintaining optimal health and safety conditions and preserving an atmosphere of Service as military as possibleA parody situation is accentuated that our Pantaléon is a virtuous man who discovers there a universe very far from his and that he must also hide his activities from his wife and his mother Despite a business plan to make a consultant fade with envy the excellent wheels of the SVGPFA will be somewhat seized by disruptive elements that the military logic of our fearless captain did not allow him to anticipateSuffice to say that we are not bored in this novel and that we laugh a lotVargas Llosa offers us a jubilant satire on military and religious fanaticism also original in its formThe author alternates different narrative forms which energize the narrative surprise and contribute to its humour Letters radio broadcasting embedded dialogues were kinds of notices slip indicating the actions of the speaker and relations between soldiers about the Service of the visitors where the antagonism between the form and the subject are hilarious

  6. says:

    We're talking about a delicious book which its great trump is satire Through the tragicomical situations presented through the pages the author manages with an incredibly successful way to satirize to the structure and function of the Peruvian army and all over the spectrum of society Having tremendous sense of humor creativity on the characters of the book creating successful contrasts and giving amazing dialogues we have a really brilliant text funny that relaxes and pleasures the reader A large part of the book consists reports among strains of the army The last however instead of may be frustrating it's perhaps the most lovely part since the seriousness of the composition of these reports in contrast to the ridiculousness of their contents give us an amazing resultMany times I found myself laughing while reading and I thought that the same thing may did the author himself while he was writting it I think this book highlights the multi talent of Llosa who succeeds exuisitely in humorous field as well Definitely this may has not the the literary value and the specific gravity which other books of him have but nothing can prevent us from saying that it is a very nice book At least was a joy for me and I really liked it

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    It's a few years since I last read a book by Mario Vargas Llosa and this early novel is somewhat different in feel from the others I have read albeit the author uses the non linear style that is something of a trademark of his and which initially can be confusing if you haven't encountered it before In the jungle city of Iuitos soldiers from the local army base are sexually harrassing the city's women and the army's solution is to set up a secret brothel to divert their appetites Chosen to run the project is the priggish Capt Pantoja of the army uartermaster's department incorruptible and meticulous in his duties Despite his initial dismay the good Captain throws himself into his work with all his customary zeal so much so that the brothel uickly becomes an outstanding success attracting both the envy and hypocritical censure of the local male population Initially the novel takes the form of a magnificent farce For example the third chapter styled as a letter written by Capt Pantoja's wife to her sister and expressing her bewilderment at the change in her husband's behaviour took me a while to get through simply because I was laughing so much as I read it Although Vargas Llosa never lets up on satirising military and church pomposity the novel gradually takes on a serious tone as the existence of the Special Service causes and divisions in the community and its fate becomes entwined with that of a growing local religious cult Not the most powerful of the author's works but still an excellent read

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    This book is brilliant funny and a treat to read from start to finish What can you say about the Captain whose life is the army is given a top job to create a brothel in the steamy jungles of Peru to service the Peruvian army so the men can be better soldiers? uite the job and oh yeah keep it secret CaptainExcept you have a pregnant wife a tempting woman called The Brazilian and a band of crazy missionaries as your neighbors who like to crucify animals among other things Captain Pantaleon does such an excellent job that the secret gets out and things unravel fast Hey even the Navy wants a piece of the actionI loved the structure where sections of dialogue are contrasted with the Official Reports and Reports Add the Voice of Sinchi of Radio and make up a a song for the troops La Raspa It keeps getting crazy and crazier This book proves Mario Vargas Llosa is a master of the creative story And it was so much fun to read

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    A high uality satire of morals and religion Pantaleón reportedly contains several elements from Vargas Llosa's personal experience Apparently there really was a Peruvian army initiative to provide its soldiers in jungle outposts with prostitutes; the author had already described both his early fascination with prostitution and his army experiences in earlier novelsThere are multiple layers of irony starting with the fact that the hiring of prostitutes is formally assigned to a young officer who has very little experience with women altogether but who applies his intelligence and his highly developed sense of method to make the visitors' service a resounding successA large part of the novel consists of military reports most of them from Pantaleón to his superiors in Lima an interesting variation of the epistolary formWoven through the prostitution story is the theme of religious fanaticism A fast growing sect is built on the absurd veneration of wooden crosses and on the nailing of various animals and people to them At the time when this novel first appeared Vargas Llosa had already become disenchanted with Fidel Castro and re oriented his revolutionary socialist convictions towards a generally anti authoritarian liberalism; but that did not endear him to ChristianityPantaleón exhibits the characteristics of a perfect victim kind honest and utterly devoted to his employer and eventually to his female employees he never realizes that careers are built on the exact opposites of those ualities

  10. says:

    This is an early Vargas Llosa novel 1978 and it displays his sharp wit clever exposition and facility with farce An upright and uptight army officer is drafted to set up brothel services to the troops who are rampaging and ravishing local females in their uest to satisfy their lust Captain Pantoja is a model soldier devoted to his wife and mother and he is shocked that he must undertake this project all in deep secrecy Captain Pantoja proves to be a terrific organizer and the project takes off and succeeds beyond anyone's wildest expectation As there is and demand for the special services the captain's life becomes and complicated to hilarious effectThis has become a minor classic and helped establish his role as a premier Latin American author of tremendous skill and virtuosity This s not my favorite as some of the developments are fairly predictable but his characters are colorful and his techniue of weaving seamlessly from one conversation to the next is impressive This is an author that deserves an admiring American following

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Pantaleón y las visitadoras Baseado em factos verídicos Pantaleão e as Visitadoras é um romance engenhoso divertido e sarcástico ue põe em evidência a outra face de um sistema a partir das suas próprias raízes deixando entrever o funcionamento ambivalente de uma instituição Publicada em 1973 e adaptada ao cinema Pantaleão e as Visitadoras é uma das obras mais populares e divertidas de Mario Vargas Llosa Pantaleão Pantoja um oficial do exército com uma folha de serviços irrepreensível enfrenta a missão mais arriscada da sua vida organizar dentro do mais absoluto sigilo militar um serviço de prostitutas para aplacar as necessidades das Forças Armadas do Peru isoladas na selva amazónica Rigoroso cumpridor do dever Pantoja muda se para Iuitos para levar a cabo esta missão mantendo se afastado dos demais militares vestindo à civil e sobretudo sem nada revelar à mãe e à mulher No entanto em pouco tempo o ue era uma missão discreta transforma se no maior empreendimento de prostitutas do país virando do avesso a vida de Iuitos e do próprio Pantaleão ue como se não bastassem os problemas familiares se verá envolvido com uma bela e insinuante «visitadora» acabando por pôr em perigo a sua tarefa