Press enter after choosing selection

2666

Bolaño, Roberto, 1953-2003. Book - 2008 Fiction, Adult Book / Fiction / General / Bolano, Roberto None on shelf No requests on this item Community Rating: 4 out of 5

Cover image for 2666

Sign in to request

Location Call Number Branch Item Status
Downtown 2nd Floor Fiction Downtown Library Due 08-06-2018
Downtown 2nd Floor Fiction Downtown Library Unavailable
Westgate Adult Books Adult Book / Fiction / General / Bolano, Roberto Westgate Branch Due 08-13-2018

REVIEWS & SUMMARIES

Library Journal Review
Booklist Review
Publishers Weekly Review
Summary / Annotation
Fiction Profile
Author Notes

COMMUNITY REVIEWS

There might be a good book in there, but it's lost on me. submitted by eknapp on March 27, 2013, 3:47pm I only made it through about 20 pages before quitting. There's a section trying to introduce us to the works of a dead writer that reads like the Old Testament's "this person begat that person, that person begat this other person, this other person begat so-and-so", and so on. It was less than a page but it felt endless.

Then this sentence clinched it for me: "Then the oblique (drops) turned round (drops), swallowed up by the earth underpinning the grass, and the grass and the earth seemed to talk, no, not talk, argue, their incomprehensible words like crystallized spiderwebs or the briefest crystallized vomitings, a barely audible rustling, as if instead of drinking tea that afternoon, Norton had drunk a steaming cup of peyote." I have no idea what I just read. The only reason I didn't stop right there was because I didn't have another book with me on the bus.

Cover image for 2666

PUBLISHED
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, c2008.
Year Published: 2008
Description: 898 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780374100148 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0374100144 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780374531553 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0374531552 (pbk. : alk. paper)

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Wimmer, Natasha.