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At any rate, reading Bolano is always something to look forward to.
The structure and interrelating stories of 2666 were mind-blowing and so impressively knit together as to totally obviate the length of the volume.
I was also very intrigued that the novel was able to achieve a great blending of a mystery novel and a work of literary fiction.
A haunting novel by the much-acclaimed, late Roberto Bolano. A cast of characters from both sides of the tracks assemble in a coastal resort town in Spain. Read morePublished 16 months ago by James W. Fonseca
Like in other Bolano's books, this keeps the mystery until the very end, while having a very contemporary-day story.. Read morePublished on November 20, 2012 by Mayo
I would consider myself a huge Roberto Bolano fan, and I did not encounter the Skating Rink until after I'd read 2666, the Savage Detectives, By Night in Chile, Nazi Literature in... Read morePublished on August 11, 2011 by Chris
The thing I liked most about this book was its form. The chapters alternate between the three main characters, and unfold in first person, as if each character were telling his... Read morePublished on January 6, 2011 by Julie W. Capell
A little dark, but fascinating. Shows how politics and matters of the heart can become so intertwined that clear thinking goes out the window.Published on June 24, 2010 by Catadiana
Anyone who has enjoyed the roman durs works of George Simenon will be entranced by this early Bolano "mystery" novel. Read morePublished on May 31, 2010 by John Sollami
I chose this book for our bookclub as it was well reviewed and fairly short. I was looking for something that was not too popular and yet would inspire coversation. Read morePublished on March 15, 2010 by Thomas C. Cosner
I tried to read this three different times but gave up. I could not follow the characters. The plot obscure and devoid of cultural anchors. Who are these people? Read morePublished on February 8, 2010 by DB from DC
If you feel compelled to read this book, be sure to make a list of the three narrators, and who they are--otherwise you'll have a difficult time remembering who is who. Read morePublished on February 3, 2010 by Joan Planek