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2666
2666
Author: Roberto Bolano
Composed in the last years of Roberto Bola?o's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his highest achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strangeness, beauty, and scope. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, an American sportswriter, an elusive German novelist, and a teenage stud...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780374100148
ISBN-10: 0374100144
Publication Date: 11/11/2008
Pages: 912
Rating:
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Members Wishing: 29
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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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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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