This intriguing story has a very sad message about a generation of Chileans.
In conveying the myriad of stories about Mr. Ruiz (as well as those of the narrator and his friend) poetry plays a significant role.
In this way, the author provides a continuous narrative as experienced/pieced together by the narrator.
An interesting book set at the crossroads of brutality, poetry, and art. A quick and light read with some heavy content.Published 23 days ago by Sasha Glass
In THE REMAINS OF THE DAY, Kazuo Ishiguro painted an England as seen by the butler of a large house, whose keyhole view of the world, circumscribed by the minutiae of place-setting... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Roger Brunyate
Forty years ago, Chile's elected president, Salvador Allende, was overthrown by the Pinochet regime. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Friederike Knabe
Genre-bending novels are often the most interesting ones. Here we have political/literary crime fiction. Read morePublished 11 months ago by H. Schneider
This is a fantastic book and a quick read. The plot focuses on three poets who partake in the same workshops in pre-Pinochet Chile: the narrator, his friend Bibiano O'Ryan, and an... Read morePublished 18 months ago by VEBA Las Vegas
I love Roberto Bolano's writing style. His ability to weave rich language into a flowing narrative is in the class of Borges and Garcia-Marquez. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Noovella
This remains my favorite Bolano novel. While it lacks the heft and cumulative impact of 2666, the plot is clearer and the events more telling. Read morePublished on September 3, 2012 by Wirklich Verrukt
What is the book about?
Distant star starts off around the time of Pinochet's bloody 1973 coup and continues until the 1990's. Read more