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2666
2666
Author: Roberto Bolano
This is the epic novel that defined one of Latin America's greatest writers and his unique vision of the twentieth century. Santa Teresa, on the Mexico-US border: an urban sprawl that draws lost souls to it like a vortex. Convicts and academics find themselves here, as does an American sportswriter, a teenage student with her widowed father, and...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780330509602
ISBN-10: 0330509608
Publication Date: 1/16/2009
Pages: 912
Edition: Export ed
Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Picador
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 21
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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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