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If, like me, you need action and lots of story, 2666 is just too long and too much waiting.
I actually had to restart the book at some point, just so I could catch up on the things I forgot while reading the book.
The writing in itself is beautiful, a poet's book, written by a poet, and translated beautifully by Natasha Wimmer.
I had to struggle to finish The Savage Detectives, but by the time I was done, I was a fan. I felt I had heard a new voice. I thought it was a work of genius. Read morePublished 9 days ago by T. Donovan
I made it through 2666 and it changed my life. After dragging my way through this pretentious, poorly written, poorly crafted and poorly conceived waste of pulp, I learned that a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Chris Reich
There are times when the book feels like it's going nowhere, but Bolaño was a master. He knows where he's taking you the whole time, so don't be disheartened when it gets... Read morePublished 1 month ago by James Fredrick
first time reading bolano. This book was called his opus and after reading it, I have to agree, the only thing I didn't like was the end, it somewhat meanders but I think this was... Read morePublished 1 month ago by William S. Pena
My review is admittedly influenced by the fact that I had never read the author previously and did not know what to expect. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Christopher Sweeney
My dad, who is probably the most computer illiterate person I have ever encountered received this book from me as a gift. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ivan Record