2666

2666

Book - 2008
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An American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage student interact in an urban community on the U.S.-Mexico border where hundreds of young factory workers have disappeared
Publisher: New York : Picador, 2008
Edition: First Picador edition
ISBN: 9780312429218
0312429215
Branch Call Number: FIC Bolano, R 2008
Characteristics: 898 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Wimmer, Natasha

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JCLGermanP Aug 28, 2017

Empieza con una historia en Europa de profesores universitarios para de repente llevarnos a un mundo completamente diferente en una ciudad imaginaria de Mexico donde misteriosamente han muerto muchas mujeres, debemos resolver el misterio.

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mclarjh
Nov 30, 2016

Chosen recently by el pais as the best Spanish language book of the last 25 years.

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lukasevansherman
Jun 10, 2016

So it's not set in the year 2666 and it's not quite 2666 pages (it runs a slim 898), but it kinda feels like it takes 2666 hours to read. A 5-part (he was originally going to publish it as a series of shorter novels), sprawling, overflowing post-modern novel from the late Chilean author Robert Bolano, "2666," like some of Thomas Pynchon's books, almost dares you to read it. Despite its formidable size, it's not a particularly difficult read, but it can be exhausting. It can take its place with other long, maximalist novels like "Gravity's Rainbow," "Infinite Jest," and "Cloud Atlas." It is a experience to read it and I can admire its ambition and scope, but I was relieved when it was over. His other major novel is "The Savage Detectives,"

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uncommonreader
Oct 26, 2013

Published posthumously.
This 900 page book is in five parts, and in each story the protaganists end up in a town in northern Mexico where hundreds of women have disappeared. Reading Bolano is like being carried along in a tropical river, with the voyage not the destination the point. I got out about halfway.

jplynch25 Oct 16, 2011

A novel, or a series of novels that is an experience as much as it anything. It is beautifully done, but disquieting above all. There are no resolutions, there are no answers to be found. That felt like the ultimate message. The genius is Bolano never says that, it's what you have lived through while reading that tells you that, in a new and exciting way.

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eriksonc
Aug 08, 2011

Turgid drivel is the kindest thing I can say about this tome . After 200 pages I still couldn't get into it ad finally gave up. If there was story attached I certainly hadn't reached it by then. It reads like a list of references in a scientific paper

RenGrrl May 26, 2011

A fascinating read from one of Chile's best authors!

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wannaread
Jan 17, 2011

Wow. A real eye opener. 5 novels in one. Changes the way you think.

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