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The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
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Apr 06, 2012

bookshelves: dof-didnotfinish
Read from April 06 to 23, 2012 — I own a copy

I loved Bolaño's 2666 so I was really looking forward to this one. Alas, I'm throwing in the towel at about 1/3 of the way through. I'm tired of disaffected poets hanging about in cruddy cafes, drinking and trying to impress each other and screwing each other's girlfriends. And that's all that happened in the part of this book that I read. I peeked ahead to the middle and ending and it looks like that's all that was going to happen in the entire book. Around and around in the same rut. Pfah! Enough.
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Emma Yeah I felt that way too. I'm glad I'm not the only one.

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