''Captain Pantoja and the Special Service'' (Spanish name: ''Pantaleón y las visitadoras'') is a short novel of Creator/MarioVargasLlosa about an army captain send to the jungle with a mission: to form a professional team of “visitadoras” (that is, prostitutes) to alleviate the troops’ needs. Basically, a mobile RedLightDistrict. Hilarity ensues.

In other words, the same things he critiziced in ''Literature/TheTimeOfTheHero'', this time {{played for laughs}}.

!!Tropes found in the book:

* AllMenArePerverts: Constantly played with. It’s even more obvious at the end, when we see a lot of previous masculine characters with prostitutes.
* BandOfBrothels
* EasyEvangelism
* TheFundamentalist
* HookerWithAHeartOfGold: Not gold, per se, but almost all the "visitadoras" are in fact very likeable (as in personality).
* HungryJungle: The jungle engulfs everyone in it and drives them slowly insane, proven by the soldiers’ horniness and the Arc sect.
* JapaneseRanguage: By a Chinese. Oh well.
* LawfulStupid: Pantoja. He stands to his orders even if that’s bad for him.
* OnlyKnownByTheirNickname: Most of the "visitadoras".
* ReassignedToAntarctica: [[spoiler:Pantoja, at the end]].
* RedLightDistrict
* TalkShow
* UnusualEuphemism: "Visitadoras".
* WriteWhatYouKnow: WordOfGod says the story is based on fact. Make of that what you will.