Category Archives: Review

Review: The Romantic Dogs in The Quarterly Conversation

“Chasing an unnamable dream, Unclassifiable, the dream of our youth, Which is to say the bravest of all Our dreams.” Read More….

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Review: 2666 in The New York Review of Books (2008)

“We follow Bolaño into digressions, and with the weak intuition of a dream we sense him playing with the tools of genre: halfway through, a scene might vaguely take on a quality of thriller, porn, or fable. Every so often … Continue reading

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Review: 2666 in The Spectator (2009)

“ …the wild chaos of 2666 held me from beginning to end… and sent me back to read all Bolaño’s other novels. You will want to experience this one.” Read More….

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Review: 2666 in The Observer (2009)

“2666 is indeed Bolaño’s master statement, not just on account of its length and quality but also because it is the fullest expression of his two abiding themes: the writing life and violence.” Read More….

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Review: The Savage Detectives in The NY Times (2007)

“The key to Mr. Bolaño’s work is an insistence that the writer must keep no scrim of art or craft between him and the brute reality of the world he lives in and addresses. If there is a theme that … Continue reading

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Review: Distant Star in The Telegraph (2004)

“In this mesmerising, multi-layered novella, Roberto Bolaño explores the implications of Chile’s most telling cultural alliance – with Germany and, in particular, its Prussian, jackboot militarism and its later Nazi incarnation.” Read More….

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Review: Last Evenings on Earth in The NY Times (2006)

“Reading Roberto Bolaño is like hearing the secret story, being shown the fabric of the particular, watching the tracks of art and life merge at the horizon and linger there like a dream from which we awake inspired to look … Continue reading

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