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2666
2666
Author: Roberto Bolano
The novel "2666" ratchets relentlessly, omnivorous, toward a dark center: the hundreds of mostly unsolved murders of women in the desert borderlands of maquiladoras and la migra in northern Mexico. Its throng of unforgettable characters include academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780312429218
ISBN-10: 0312429215
Publication Date: 10/27/2009
Pages: 912
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  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 17 ratings
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 62
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Helpful Score: 1
I was VERY disappointed... from the cover text, I was expecting a mystery/suspense/thriller which it is not. It is five stories connected by a few characters. But I couldnt really sympathise with any of the characters and didnt find any particularly likable. There really didnt seem like there was a plot enough for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
Disappointing read - I didn't get through even 1/2 the book. The various stories were not engaging, the characters were odd and not relatable. I really wanted this book to be great but it fell extremely short for me.
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Helpful Score: 1
This book was a HUGE disappointment. I ended up scanning through the last two chapters because it was nothing but repetitive blubbering. There is no real plot that links the five different chapters together. I suppose some might think Bolano a real intellectual for mentioning and quoting numerous authors who were either famous for being great or controversial (sometimes both), but I found it annoying. Nothing entertaining or enlightening about an intellectual tooting his own horn. Not sure how this book won awards or ended up on the "must-read" list.
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