Roderick’s review of The Savage Detectives
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Apr 23, 2009 11:43AM
I agree whole-heartedly. You made is twice as far as I did with this book. I was so bored I think I started making up my own adjacent story in my head as I was reading! I couldn't get my head around the idea that noting - absolutely nothing- was happening in this story. I started to think maybe at the end we might find out that Bolano or one of the other charecters is a vampire or soemthing. Just to make it more intersting so that I might finish it. I can't finish it.
Apr 24, 2009 06:12AM
I made the mistake of buying 2666, because I thought he might get better, and I liked the packaging (boxed set), but I'm really afraid of how bored it might make me. I'm going to give it a try, though.
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Feb 01, 2013 01:30PM
Totally agree! What a complete waste of time! I salute you for being able to make it all the way to the end. I gave up after about 200 pages.
Aug 02, 2013 07:50PM
I'm about 270 pages into the book and am in now way struggling to ascertain a semblance of plot. I don't see where the confusion lies. It may not be chucking plot twists at you every chapter, but it has a very concrete plot; tangible character arcs, and coupled with an overarching sort of intrigue. At least, such is my surmising thus far.
Aug 03, 2013 06:23AM
I wasn't confused. I was bored.
Jun 09, 2014 05:28AM
One of the worst books I've ever read too... and one of the most sexist
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