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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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Luís Blue Yorkie
May 07, 2016 Luís Blue Yorkie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Vargas LLosa Lovers
The Peruvian Mario Vargas Llosa needs no introduction as winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2010. In "Pantaleon and the Visitors" he shows all his genius in a book that is the synthesis of literature at the highest level.

The story revolves around the captain of the Peruvian army, Pantaleão Pantoja, who is sent to the Peruvian jungle in an unusual mission: organizing a prostitution service for the soldiers who served in the Peruvian Amazon. Although Llosa having inspired by a real fact,
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Carmo Santos
Aug 14, 2015 Carmo Santos rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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 (
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Jason
Apr 07, 2013 Jason rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, novel
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
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Nikos79
Jan 12, 2012 Nikos79 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Daren
Captain (Quartermaster) 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 civilian.

Deep in the Peruvian Amazon, the men are lackin
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Sarah saied
السؤال الذي يطرح نفسه جديا بعد قراءة هذا الجنون الذي كتبه يوسا..
كيف لم تسحب منه بلاده البيرو الجنسية بتهمة اهانة جيش الوطن !!!
Joana
Jan 25, 2012 Joana rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
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
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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!
Elisa
Jul 03, 2014 Elisa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: satire, comedy
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
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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
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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
César R. Luna
Mar 10, 2011 César R. Luna rated it it was amazing
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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
Camilo Andrés Rosero
Feb 03, 2016 Camilo Andrés Rosero rated it really liked it
Es muy curioso que sin haber leído este libro tenía presente muchos episodios y gran parte de la trama. Nunca vi la película y la obra de teatro no me llamo la atención. Y sin embargo, la historia me resulto tan familiar y cercana. Es como si hiciera parte del folclore latinoamericano o tal vez andino.

Lo que más me gustó del libro no fue la historia de Pantaleón, la cual es la columna vertebral del libro, sino el contrapunto que se da con los hermanos del arca y su mesías apocalíptico Francisco
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Ahmed Azab
Aug 11, 2015 Ahmed Azab rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
تخيلت لو أن أديبا عربيا كتب هذه الرواية وسخر من جيش بلاده مثل سخرية يوسا في هذه الرواية ماذا سيكون مصيره ؟
Marwan
Dec 21, 2014 Marwan rated it really liked it
الكتاب يصف مهمة سرية يكلف بها ضابط شاب برتمة عقيد ( كولونيل) منضبط عسكريا الى حد الملل ,مفادها تكوين خدمات جنسية للكتائب المرابطة فى الأدغال عن طريق تجنيد أعداد كبيرة من الداعرات و ذلك بسبب تزايد شكوى الأهالى من قيام الجنود بالتحرش بنساء السكان المحليين.
موضوع الكتاب غريب عن منطقتنا العربية برغم أنه موضوع تم القيام به فعليا من قبل جيوش كثيرة سابقا و حاليا و لكن مؤسساتنا العسكرية مثلها مثل مجتمعاتنا الفاضلة لا تتطرق الى هذه الأمور( فهى مثال للعفة و الشرف ! بالطبع!!) و قد أحدثت مسألة نكاح الجهاد و
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Carole
Jun 21, 2014 Carole rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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 quest 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 ...more
Христо Блажев
Mar 23, 2013 Христо Блажев rated it really liked it
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
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Moureco
Apr 06, 2012 Moureco rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 Iquitos para levar a cabo
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احمد فضيل
Dec 18, 2015 احمد فضيل rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

الإنسان ينوى ، والرب يقدر .
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من إصدارات المدى
رواية بنتاليون والزائرات
لماريو بارغاس يوسا .
ترجمة صالح علمانى .
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تدور الرواية حول قيام جنود من جيش بيرو باغتصاب النساء فى منطقة نهر الامازون فيتم إرسال النقيب بنتاليون بانتوخا لمعرفة سبب الهياج الذى يجتاح الجنود ولا يعرف على وجه الدقة هل بسبب المناخ .ام الأكلات البحرية قبل ان يقوم النقيب بإدارة خدمة الزائرات للجنود للحد من الاغتصاب قبل ان تتحول الخدمة إلى منظ
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Nicolas
Jan 22, 2011 Nicolas rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
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
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Jose Angel Soto
Oct 20, 2014 Jose Angel Soto rated it really liked it
Estoy cautivado por el ingenio detrás de Pantaleón y las Visitadoras. Mario Vargas Llosa no sólo logra construir una entretenida anécdota, convierte al gran Pantita en un entrañable personaje que vivirá conmigo para siempre, sino que también logra dar una descripción extraordinaria del psique Peruano y Latinoamericano, en donde las ideas más extremas son posibles y en donde somos capaces de sobrevivir hasta el mayor error de juicio de cualquier autoridad. Los diversos engranes sociales, desde la ...more
Aldo Ramírez
Aug 07, 2014 Aldo Ramírez rated it it was amazing
Made me laught til I cried. Such a good critique of obsolete institutions and the hypocrisy of society.
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
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John Gurney
Dec 26, 2013 John Gurney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
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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
Dec 23, 2015 David rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Chris Carvajal
Feb 03, 2015 Chris Carvajal rated it really liked it
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ReadingChallenge2015: a book you were supposed to read in school but didn't.

3.5 stars

Éste fue mi primer libro de Mario Vargas Llosa y debo decir que su estilo me atrapó desde el principio. Me gustó mucho que una historia verídica fuera contada de esta forma tan graciosa. El uso de los diálogos, las cartas e informes para contar la historia, la hizo única.

A pesar de que la historia y el desenlace no me mantuvo expectante, la historia fue contada de una forma creativa, rápida y con excelentes per
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Luis Zamarro Fraile
Pantaleón y las Visitadoras es una lectura amena y fácil de digerir.

En esta novela Vargas Llosa explora una idea interesante y escandalosa: la posibilidad de desarrollar para la milicia Peruana un servicio de "visitadoras" con la finalidad de reducir los índices de violencia sexual en la región del amazonas...Tal vez también con la intención de elevar el enrolamiento de personal castrense debido a lo novedoso de la prestación...No obstante la densidad del tema central de la obra, la problématic
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Raquel
Sep 20, 2015 Raquel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
O antigo crítico de cinema do Blitz dividia os filmes em bons e esgrouviados, ambos os conceitos positivos. Este é um livro a meio caminho entre o bom e o esgrouviado.
O capitão Pantaleão Pantoja, personagem que já tem aparecido nos livros do autor, é encarregue de criar um serviço de prostituição que sirva as tropas deslocadas na Amazónia. Por fantasiosa que a premissa pareça, baseia-se em factos verídicos.
Claro que as Visitadoras acabam por criar criar grande confusão e mais não digo.
Não será o
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