Sunday, May 22, 2011

2666 by Roberto Bolaño

2666 2666 by Roberto Bolaño

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Pretty massive and magnificent. Better than Savage Detectives? Not to me, although to be fair maybe it is sort of ridiculous to talk like that. 2666 is a weird, multifaceted universe unto itself. It has its own rules and its own gravity, and the sentences! Oh, man. What a work. It is weird and disjointed and sometimes drawn-out and repetitive but boy does it move, hopping from scholars' love triangle to police procedural and on and on, and every single character is fully human even if only sketched in a phrase or two. Very immersive experience, you just have to give yourself up to it and let the sentences flow around you.

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