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2666: A Novel

3 Ratings: 2.3
A book by Roberto Bolaño

Amazon Best of the Month, November 2008: It was one thing to read Roberto Bolaño's novelThe Savage Detectiveslast year and have your mind thrilled and expanded by a sexy, meandering masterpiece born whole into the English language. It was … see full wiki

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Author: Roberto Bolaño
Publisher: Picador
2 reviews about 2666: A Novel
review by . June 16, 2010
This novel by Chilean-born author Roberto Bolaño comprises five self-contained parts--The Part about the Critics, The Part About Amalfitano, The Part About Fate, The Part About the Crimes, and The Part About Archimboldi. Each of these parts concern themselves to a varying degree with the serial murders of young women taking place in the fictional Mexican city of Saint Teresa, which is based on the real-life epidemic of murders in the notorious Ciudad Juaréz. The parts can be read in …
review by . December 24, 2009
Bolaño's five-part novel sprawls over Europe and Mexico, from WWII until now. The epicenter of Santa Teresa jolts those who investigate a serial murderer of women laboring at 'maquiladoras' in this stand-in for Ciudad Juarez, on the U.S. border. For a typical whodunit, look elsewhere. Truer to reality, characters walk off never to be heard from again, narratives digress and dead-end, and the plot inexorably expands as hundreds of characters enter it, some named but only given one line of dialogue, …
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