2666 (3-Volume Boxed Set)
THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW) Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño’s life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous... show more
THE POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW) Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño’s life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of SantaTeresa—a fictional Juárez—on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.
Publish date: November 11th 2008
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages no: 898
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Book Club
, Literary Fiction
, Spanish Literature
, Latin American
, Latin American Literature
While I canot call Mr. Bolano's last work "2666" profound it was very different. The book is made up of 5 disparate sections which are only connected via a multitude of female murders in Santa Teresa Mexico. The fourth section of the novel is an accounting of the murders (serial killings) from 199...
``An oasis of horror in a desert of boredom.'' -- BaudelaireIf there was ever a book impossible to write a review about, it must be Bolaño's 2666. Having just finished the book, I have the urge rating it with five stars. The last 100 pages were really amazing.However, I also remember the utter bored...
Freude.Das wuchtige Teil vor mir wird mich also jetzt einige Tage begleiten.Doch(für mich) war irgendwann einfach die Luft draußen.Auf den letzten 150-200 Seiten wurde mein Interesse wieder etwas geweckt.lgSmyrre
I recently started reading Roberto Bolaño's epic novel, 2666. The book size itself is massive, but not enough to make me question my ability as a reader. Nevertheless, for the time being, I've decided not to continue reading it. My first introduction to Roberto Bolaño was The Skating Rink. Despite t...