Roberto Bolaño's "Savage Detectives" has got to be the best book I've read this year. However, when asked what the book is actually about, I find myseRoberto Bolaño's "Savage Detectives" has got to be the best book I've read this year. However, when asked what the book is actually about, I find myself without any easy answer. There’s a plot… at least at first, followed by a section of some thirty narrators or so. All of them recounting experiences with two of the main characters, although they usually take a major back seat to anything else going on in the narrator's head. In the London Review of Books, Benjamin Kunkel had this to say about the book’s jumbled nature: “No novel I have read is so movingly and appallingly lifelike in its unthematised accumulation of time and grief, and in its unco-ordinated march towards oblivion.” “Appallingly lifelike” is an excellent way to describe the novel, I found myself needing a couple seriously strong drinks after some of the more damning passages. While at the same time, became a giddy as a school girl after others. If you haven’t read this book, you ought to.