I am a bit late in posting this so please excuse the delay. The read-a-long for Bolaño’s 2666 quite hefty tome has started over on Leeswammes blog but you can still join if you fancy. This book is meant to be amazing and it both looks it and sounds it. It is also however 898 pages long so some encouragement to get through it wouldn’t be amiss.
The description on the back of the book reads as follows:
Revolving around the border town of Santa Teresa, a vortex for lost souls and the scene of some of the most horrifying crimes in twentieth-century fiction, it defines one of Latin America’s greatest writers and his visionary commitment to narrating the world as he saw it, in terrifying, awe-inspiring, irreducible beauty and despair.
We’ll be reading this book over 12 weeks starting on the 1st of March 2011 and this week’s reading is for pages 3 to 79.
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