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Old 12-09-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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Time Magazine just named 2666 the Best Book of the Year:
Bolaño's 2666: The Best Book of 2008 - TIME

The New York Times placed it in the top ten books of the year:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/14/bo...t.html?_r=1&hp

Here's the review by Lethem from the NYT:
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/09/bo.../Lethem-t.html

Haunting, beautiful, epic... you'll lose sleep, have nightmares, and come out a different person on the other side.

This is one of the few true works of real genius you'll come across in this lifetime.

about Bolano:
ROBERTO BOLAÑO was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City, where he was a founder of the infrarealist poetry movement. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives, received the Herralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize when it appeared in 1998. Bolaño died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty.
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Old 08-18-2011, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Bolaño is AWESOME. I cant believe i found a post about him in this forum. I used the search button cause i was curious if there was something about 2666 (novel im currently reading) and i cant believe theres a thread about him.

Of the novels i read, my favourite is "The savage detectives" the most fascinating novel i ever read if there is one. Absolutely life-changing.

Everything else i read from Bolaño (putas asesinas -short-stories-, La literatura nazi en America, entre paréntesis, llamadas teléfonicas y 2666 -almost done-) are wonderful, but Los detectives salvajes goes a step forward. Its life changing.

If anyone has the opportunity to read this author, please do, you wont regret it.
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Bolaño is AWESOME. I cant believe i found a post about him in this forum. I used the search button cause i was curious if there was something about 2666 (novel im currently reading) and i cant believe theres a thread about him.

Of the novels i read, my favourite is "The savage detectives" the most fascinating novel i ever read if there is one. Absolutely life-changing.

Everything else i read from Bolaño (putas asesinas -short-stories-, La literatura nazi en America, entre paréntesis, llamadas teléfonicas y 2666 -almost done-) are wonderful, but Los detectives salvajes goes a step forward. Its life changing.

If anyone has the opportunity to read this author, please do, you wont regret it.
I'm going to give The Savage Detectives a try. I'll let you know what I think of it. Please relate what you think of 2666 after you finish it. That is one long book.....
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Old 08-19-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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I just picked up a copy of Between Parentheses from the library as recommended by the NYT a few months ago. The book contains essays, speeches and articles from 1953 through 2003. Just started, but found his thoughts on Dyslexia quite interesting.
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