2666

2666

eBook - 2013
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Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño'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 student and her widowed, mentally unstable father. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of SantaTeresa, a fictional Juarez; on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013.
ISBN: 9781466804821
Branch Call Number: E-BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (898 pages)
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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JCLGermanP Aug 28, 2017

Empieza con una historia en Europa de profesores universitarios para de repente llevarnos a un mundo completamente diferente en una ciudad imaginaria de Mexico donde misteriosamente han muerto muchas mujeres, debemos resolver el misterio.

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mclarjh
Nov 30, 2016

Chosen recently by el pais as the best Spanish language book of the last 25 years.

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uncommonreader
Oct 26, 2013

Published posthumously.
This 900 page book is in five parts, and in each story the protaganists end up in a town in northern Mexico where hundreds of women have disappeared. Reading Bolano is like being carried along in a tropical river, with the voyage not the destination the point. I got out about halfway.

jplynch25 Oct 16, 2011

A novel, or a series of novels that is an experience as much as it anything. It is beautifully done, but disquieting above all. There are no resolutions, there are no answers to be found. That felt like the ultimate message. The genius is Bolano never says that, it's what you have lived through while reading that tells you that, in a new and exciting way.

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eriksonc
Aug 08, 2011

Turgid drivel is the kindest thing I can say about this tome . After 200 pages I still couldn't get into it ad finally gave up. If there was story attached I certainly hadn't reached it by then. It reads like a list of references in a scientific paper

RenGrrl May 26, 2011

A fascinating read from one of Chile's best authors!

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wannaread
Jan 17, 2011

Wow. A real eye opener. 5 novels in one. Changes the way you think.

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