Friday, November 7, 2008

Roberto Bolaño's 2666 Getting Some Serious Attention

From the Literary Saloon: 2666 " is destined to be this season's literary juggernaut."

Jonathan Lethem in the International Herald Tribune: "2666 is as consummate a performance as any 900-page novel dare hope to be: Bolaño won the race to the finish line in writing what he plainly intended as a master statement. Indeed, he produced not only a supreme capstone to his own vaulting ambition, but a landmark in what's possible for the novel as a form in our increasingly, and terrifyingly, post-national world."

Even O, the Oprah Magazine, has this to say: "The book is long and intense, but it is also the work of an extraordinary artist facing certain ultimate realities, and so will repay every moment of attention you can give it."

The L.A. Times also published something called a "book review" of 2666, but, unfortunately, it's nothing more than a rather long plot summary.

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