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Pantaleon Pantoja, a recently promoted army captain, is entrusted with a top-secret mission to establish a prostitution service for the Armed Forces of Peru. As a faithful soldier, Pantaleon transfers to Iquitos in the middle of the jungle, to carry out his mission. His enthusiasm, however, endangers the very scheme he has put in motion. Thus begins this novel, which was p...more
Mass Market Paperback, 400 pages
Published December 1st 2002 by Suma (first published 1973)
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Carmo Santos
Quando as altas chefias, confiam ao capitão Pantaleão Pantoja, a missão de organizar um serviço de prostituição, com vista a satisfazer as necessidades íntimas das Forças Armadas peruanas, embrenhadas na selva amazónica, não faziam a menor ideia daquilo em que se estavam a meter.
Dentro do mais absoluto sigilo militar, Panta - o irrepreensível e obcecado oficial - não só leva a cabo a incumbência, como, extrapola com tal empenho e rigidez militar, que transforma o serviço de visitadoras - SVGPFS...more
Jason
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 more moving.

The story is about the straitlaced logistics officer Captain Pantoja who is assigned to set up mobile brothels in the Amazon 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...more
Nikos79
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 read...more
Galina
Роман, който не бива да се коментира и преразказва. Самобитна, силна книга, която не мога да сравня с никое друго заглавие. В нея смехът нагарча, сериозното разсмива, а Льоса владее речта до такова съвършенство, че прави с думите каквото си пожелае (чудесен превод). Абсурдни ситуации, описани спокойно и естествено и герои, на които се симпатизира през поклащане на главата с иронична усмивка - брилянтен финал за мен, като читател, на 2012 година!
Milena
Заслужава повече от три звезди, защото не ми се иска да принизявам Льоса до нивото на доста автори, които са получили от мен по три, че и по повече звезди. И все пак, ако заложим на хипотезата, че давам оценката имайки предвид други книги на Льоса, мисля, че е справедливо :)
С много приятно впечатление в "Панталеон и посетителките" останах от стила - документален, доста телеграфен, и при все това изумително живописен и сетивен. Не бях чела досега такъв Льоса, поне по отношение на стила.

Много ми...more
Joana
É o meu primeiro contacto com este autor e tenho a dizer que achei o livro genial.
Vargas Llosa pega em temas a meu ver revoltantes e bárbaros (o tráfico sexual e o fanatismo religioso) e consegue, através da sua exploração, criar situações completamente irónicas e hilariantes, sem deixar de chocar (pelo menos a mim) pela brutalidade da verdade e denunciar todo um modelo social hipócrita, o que eu acho que é o objectivo.
Gostei muito da escrita, apesar de no início estranhar bastante, e do tom sar...more
Elisa
Aunque el estilo de Vargas Llosa está muy presente en esta obra, la verdad es que el tema y la manera en que lo aborda me sorprendió. El que esta novela esté basada en hechos reales la hace aún más chistosa de lo que es por sí sola.

Vargas Llosa no se ruboriza al exponer los vicios humanos en lo que se refiere al sexo y en más de una ocasión tuve que reírme a pesar de las peladeces que estaba leyendo. Nada nuevo pero sí sorprendente porque viene de la pluma de Varga Llosa (considerando que sólo...more
Христо Блажев
Съвършеният сводник в най-задоволената сексуално армия: http://knigolandia.info/book-review/p...

Първата ми среща с Марио Варгас Льоса протече повече от изненадващо – от Нобелов лауреат очаквах всичко друго, но не и страхотен хумор със сексуална окраска, макар именно забавната тематика на книгата да ми направи впечатление отначало. “Панталеон и посетителките” се чете буквално на един дъх, а след него остава от всичко по малко – има и смях, има и сълзи, има радост, има и горчилка. В малко повече...more
Belen
Feb 06, 2014 Belen added it
Una divertidísima relectura.

Me acordaba bien de la esencia de la historia pero no de la historia en sí misma, y sobre todo, lo que más me ha "resorprendido", del estilo en que está escrita la novela.


Carcajadas a veces incontroladas pues es realmente cómica. Recordaba un crítica a la burocracia, al papanatismo, al funcionariado que se mira el omblio y no ve más allá peo qué va... es mucho más profunda.

Es una crítica a mucha más cosas, a la doble moral, a la indecisión, a la flojera, a la burocrra...more
Lammoth
Колумбийците се гордеят с Габриел Гарсия Маркес. Аржентинците си имат Хорхе Борхес, а мексиканците - Карлос Фуентес. Бразилците пък се хвалят с Паулу Коелю...добре де, добре, исках да кажа Жоржи Амаду. А чилийците се гордеят с Пабло Неруда. E, както може да се досетите, писателски герой за перуанците е Марио Варгас Льоса.

"Панталеон и посетителките" излиза през 1973 г. и обхваща онези бурни и нестабилни времена в латиноамериканската история, в които насилието и силата са взимали връх. Льоса много...more
Mashael Alamri
النقيب بناتليون المخلِص المتفاني في عمله يعيش الجيش في عروقه و لا يتخيل أنه يستغني عن نظام الجيش في حياته أو عن البذلة التي يرتديها والشرائط التي تلصق على كتفه كل عام , يجد نفسه في خيار بين طبيعته المتزنة المستقيمة وبين أمر عسكري من القيادة العليا ليدير " منزل زائرات " للحد من العنف الجنسي الذي تفشى في الحاميات العسكرية على نهر الأمازون حيث أنه لم يعد هناك أسبوع يمر دون شكوى من الأهالي عن حالات اغتصاب يقوم به الجنود لبناتهم وزوجاتهم , يحاول بانتا أن يبقي الأمر طي الكتمان لكن في مدينة صغيرة مثل إ...more
John Gurney
This enjoyable farce features the by-the-books quartermaster, Captain Pantoja, ordered by the Peruvian military to establish a "special service", a brothel service to improve morale for troops at distant Amazon outposts. This story, which was also made into a movie, follows the success of Pantoja's enterprise, which sets havoc on his health and family as it commandeers his life.

Good novelists aim to minimize backstory and blocks of descriptive prose to keep the pacing. In "Captain Pantoja", Varg...more
E.H.
This book starts from a particular premise that may be difficult for some people to swallow: Soldiers living in the middle of the jungle commit more rapes because they have no sexual outlet. Modern Americans, especially those of us who call ourselves feminists, don't conceptualize male sexuality in this way, as an uncontrollable force that requires an outlet somewhere or else it erupts, untamed! But it's entirely conceivable that others, especially army officers, might see it that way, so it's b...more
David
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? Quite the job and oh yeah, keep it secret, Captain!

Except 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 P...more
César R. Luna
Se me hizo muy divertido, pero además de lo obvio, plantea un discurso mucho más amplio y profundo que habla de la idiosincracia latinoamericana y cómo en muchas ocasiones llevamos la doble moral como algo inherente a nuestra cultura así como la picardía. A lo largo de la historia vemos la evolución de Pantaleón Pantoja hasta llegar a verlo como una especie de "antihéroe". Por otro lado considero que la novela es poderosa por el estilo de Mario Vargas LLosa, la utilización de los diálogos para h...more
Tere
La primera vez que lo leí me tomó un par de páginas entender el estilo narrativo, que saltaba de personaje en personaje entre las oraciones. Después de entenderlo, comenzó a gustarme y finalmente pude disfrutar del libro enteramente. La narración de diálogos se entremezcla con cartas e informes, lo que produce un resultado altamente entretenido. La yuxtaposición entre lo que informa Pantaleón, la manera sumamente formal en que lo hace, versus lo que ocurre en la realidad, la forma en que se mane...more
Raquel Leite
Sendo este o segundo livro que leio deste escritor, só podia esperar um grande livro.
Pantalão Pantoja é um oficial do exercito que tem como "missão" organizar, com sigilo, uma rede de prostitutas para servir as necessidades das Forças Armadas no Peru.
Para isso muda-se para Iquitos, sem revelar (claro) a sua mãe e á sua mulher. Vestido como um civil, Pantoja vê a sua missão transformada numa enorme "rede" de prostitutas do pais, e tudo fica descontrolado.
A escrita é mais uma vez fantástica, adoro...more
Mirna HS
PANTALEON I POSETITELJKE – Mario Vargas Llosa
Ne pamtim kad sam neku knjigu tako dugo čitala... što zbog nekih objektivnih okolnosti koje mi nisu dozvoljavale da se često družim s knjigom, što zbog toga što me ni sama ova knjiga nije „zvala“ na čitanje. I, sada, kada sam je privela kraju...šta o njoj reći?
Llosa je i ovdje razvio jednu neobičnu i simpatičnu ideju, a radi se o sljedećem:
Kapetan Pantaleon Pantoha je persona koja se striktno drži pravila, poprilično dosadan sa svojim cjepidlačenjem...more
pierlapo  quimby
Quello che mi fa restare a bocca aperta di Vargas Llosa è che la sua incontenibile, straripante inventiva narrativa trova sempre il giusto sostegno in soluzioni stilistiche originali.
Il cut-up dei dialoghi tra i personaggi di questo romanzo, tutti interrotti da incisi descrittivi via via più lunghi e improbabili, i finti dispacci e le disposizioni militari sono la prova di un vero funambolo dell'arte del racconto.
Gláucia Renata
O metódico e disciplinado capitão Pantoja do exército peruano recebe a "missão militar" de montar um bordel no meio da selva para acabar com o problema do jejum sexual de seus comandados, o que estaria levando à ocorrência de estupros.
O Capitão, no cumprimento cego de seu dever, estabelece regras para criar um perfil rígido e militar às visitadoras, criando situações muito engraçadas.
Jacky
What a farce! In all seriousness, the captain has been ordered to organize prostitutes for the army and send them to placate the troops. Nothing could be funnier! As the captain succeeds beyond belief in following his orders, the clergy fight him tooth and nail - not to mention the local prostitutes who don't get promoted to "special service" status!
Nicolas
Well... this one made me laugh from beginning to end. I'm not joking, it's hilarious how something so serious as the military corp is involved with something so opposite as prostitution. They way Vargas gives the story away is so kinky and fun at the same time. You have got to read this, seriously, you won't regret it.
Ivana
Esta novela es genial! Solté mil y una carcajada mientras leía. Una obra satírica, nos muestra hasta la médula ósea del régimen castrense del cualquier país!
Vargas Llosa mezcla el fanatismo religioso con la mentalidad castrense, ridiculizando de una manera perfecta-todo envuelto en un humor. Simplemente genial.
Air Knight
On this book the author Mario Vargas Llosa makes full use of a ridiculous real life situation to expose and critic some aspects of peruvian idiosincracy, with the protagonist, Pantaleon Pantroja, working hardly and efficiently towards his assigned goal, to the detriment of the values the Peruvian army, its people and even the Catholic religion stand on.

The experimental style works well for the book, with communication excerpts from different sources allowing the reader to see where the situation...more
Ximena
Me hizo reir como pocos. Además, verídico. No leer a Vargas Llosa es perderse de un maestro en cada párrafo. La película también es excelente (caso insólito). Recomiendo mucho leerlo primero y verla después.
Aldo Ramírez
Made me laught til I cry. Such a good critique of obsolete institutions and the hypocrisy of society.
alcessa
BEAUTIFUL! Charming. Lovely.
Katsumi
Me encantó el estilo narrativo planteado en varios niveles incluyendo cartas y reportes que ayudan a entender a los personajes y las situaciones aun mejor que un relato tradicional.

Vargas Llosa intercala en su narración diálogos con las mínimas acotaciones, pero sin narrar ni describir, dejando que sean los personajes los que hablen y se manifiesten. En esta parte de diálogos además, ocurren varias escenas simultáneas protagonizadas por diferentes personajes en diferentes lugares, lo cual en alg...more
Jos
Op zich het absurde verhaal van een legerofficier die de geheime opdracht van het oppercommando van de strijdkrachten krijgt om een mobiel bordeel te organiseren in het Amazonegebied. Het Peruaanse leger word hier geconfronteerd met soldaten die zich, bij gebrek aan alternatieven, vergrijpen aan de lokale vrouwen. Plichtsgetrouw voert hij de orders uit en organiseert hij met militaire precisie deze dienst van "bezoeksters". Hij laat zich hierbij omringen door de beste lokale ervaringsdeskundigen...more
Mary Jane
Mais uma vezes, eu e o meu problema com o começo dos livros... O ínicio do livro, foi complicado e aborrecido. Primeiro porque a escrita e a narrativa não estavam muito claras, depois porque não me despertou nada a atenção. Só passadas algumas páginas é que começei a entrar na história e a gostar, mais uma vez, do que este senhor escrever. E gostei, gostei muito. Fartei-me de rir, com tamanhas idiotices e planos malandros, bem como serviços absurdos mas, ainda assim geniáis. Achei a parte do ass...more
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