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Borges and Cortazar apparently praised this book and that's pretty impressive.They apparently saw more in it than I did. Read morePublished 2 months ago by JAK
A very strange novella, and one where in retrospect I think the reader actually benefits from having read spoilers as to what's going on, otherwise it all seems too weird and... Read morePublished 3 months ago by sally tarbox
First the setup then, the story stalls forever. It's a simple premise that poses a simple question but it puts off the answer for too long. Read morePublished 5 months ago by J. Frost
The novel is glowingly reviewed by Jorge Luis Borges in the foreword. He is not wrong. After the first reading, I judged the book clever and well-conceived. Read morePublished 7 months ago by David
Highlights the true beauty of love. Short yet sweet, an amazing tale of the insane brain driven crazy by love, loneliness and despair. A work of art and genuinely my fav book. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer
Can't figure out why such great people love this book. I could barely force myself to finish. Oooooohhhh, crazy twist.... Read morePublished 15 months ago by R. O'Neil
This is my first review, so I'm excited!
Anyway, I wanted to say that this book is short and I wish that it was longer because it really is so... Read more
God, how are Argentine writers so good at this? This is a pensive, endlessly mysterious little tale about a fugitive hiding out on an Island where... Read morePublished 19 months ago by jafrank
I found the simple beauty of the written word the best part of this book. I read the narrative itself before I read the Introduction, just to challenge myself. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Patrick