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The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
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Dec 02, 09

Read in October, 2009

First Bolano I have read and very much enjoyed it. The narrative is split in 3 pieces, with a first hand narrative account by the youngest member of the fictionl visceral realist writing movement bookending an interesting middle section that pieces together the story of the movements two leaders (Ulises Lima and Arturo Belano) through short interviews told by the people who came in contact with them at different stages in their lives. Beautiful writing, very poetic prose. Long, but worth the effort.
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