2666: A Novel, Volume 1

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Macmillan, Nov 11, 2008 - Fiction - 898 pages
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THE  POSTHUMOUS MASTERWORK FROM “ONE OF THE GREATEST AND MOST INFLUENTIAL MODERN WRITERS” (JAMES WOOD, THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW)  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 Juárez—on the U.S.-Mexico border, where hundreds of young factory workers, in the novel as in life, have disappeared.
  

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I found its prose dull. - Goodreads
Its depiction of the murders is gripping and immersive. - Goodreads
There's nothinginside the man who sits there writing. - Goodreads
A minor writer, or so it appears. - Goodreads
Writing, meanwhile, is almost always empty. - Goodreads
It really is he who's writing. - Goodreads

Review: 2666 Part B

User Review  - Michael Mclaughlin - Goodreads

Well it took me long enough, but I finally finished this book. It was rich in images and language but sometimes short on plot, but I could not imagine not finishing this one. Though it circles around ... Read full review

Review: 2666 Part B

User Review  - Justin Kahler - Goodreads

I loved Savage Detectives and I really liked the first section of 2666. But as a whole I was disappointed. The end didnt have a payoff that warranted the structure of the book. I'm ultimately left thinking this book was unfinished when Belano died. Read full review

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Contents

2 THE PART ABOUT AMALFITANO
161
3 THE PART ABOUT FATE
229
4 THE PART ABOUT THE CRIMES
351
5 THE PART ABOUT ARCHIMBOLDI
635
Note to the First Edition
895
Copyright

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About the author (2008)

ROBERTO BOLAÑO was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City, where he was a founder of the infrarealist poetry movement. His first full-length novel, The Savage Detectives, received the Herralde Prize and the Romulo Gallegos Prize when it appeared in 1998. Bolaño died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty. NATASHA WIMMER 's translation of The Savage Detectives was chosen as one of the ten best books of 2007 by The Washington Post and The New York Times.

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