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2666
2666
Author: Roberto Bolano
Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border, is an urban sprawl that draws in lost souls. Among them are three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; and a police detective in love with an elusive older woman. But there is darker side still to the town. It is an ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780330447423
ISBN-10: 0330447424
Pages: 912
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Publisher: Picador USA
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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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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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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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