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2666 - Roberto Bolaño, Natasha Wimmer
2666
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A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNERNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008 Time Magazine's Best Book of 2008 Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2008 San Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Fiction Books of 2008 Seattle Times Best Books of 2008 New York Magazine Top Ten Books of 2008... show more
A NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNERNew York Times Book Review 10 Best Books of 2008 Time Magazine's Best Book of 2008 Los Angeles Times Best Books of 2008 San Francisco Chronicle's 50 Best Fiction Books of 2008 Seattle Times Best Books of 2008 New York Magazine Top Ten Books of 2008  Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared.In the words of The Washington Post, "With 2666, Roberto Bolaño joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist's place in it. Bolaño has joined the immortals."
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312429218 (0312429215)
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 898
Edition language: English
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Cynically Speaking
Cynically Speaking rated it
4.0
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...
bbbart
bbbart rated it
4.0 2666
``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...
Raven's Cry
Raven's Cry rated it
2.0 2666
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
kennethjmcginnis
kennethjmcginnis rated it
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Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction
Henry Martin - Author of contemporary Literary Fiction rated it
0.0
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...
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