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One of the best short story collections ever written.
I hesitate to stamp this collection "great literature", but it certainly is worth reading and for me it is good enough to seek out and read one of Bolano's novels.
I won't describe each story because they wouldn't sound very good and you might not read them, which would be a shame.
dead SA writer rambling on about other dead SA writers. Cocktail party fodder but boring.Published 1 month ago by Read&Sell
Typical Bolano; but reading a bit little too typical. An existential collection of stories with Bolano's favourite characters: unsuccessful writers.Published 9 months ago by Shivaji Das
each story is different enough in narrative, yet all share similarity in style -- a great style! very real mixture of coincidence in the story line which often covers large time... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Ramses Visher
Bolano is incomparable. For long serious wonderful reviews of Bolano see biblioklept. Why do I have to write eight more words just to meet the requirements of this software. Read morePublished 10 months ago by abbeysbooks
Fan of Bolano. Just not this book. Not sure why. It's not bad, I suppose, but it's not good either. I like his longer pieces over all.Published 11 months ago by BronxRev
The lyrical form moves in the shadows; the deepest crevices of my mind. Memories
are dreams; surrendering to musical form.
Some critics have objected that Bolaño's short stories are among the worst texts of his oeuvre. It is true that some of them are not among his best. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Oliveira
Fashion isn't always wrong. Geniuses don't always have to wait a century or two to be recognized. Sometimes they are appreciated just shortly after their deaths. . . Read morePublished on October 4, 2012 by Guttersnipe Das