The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende En “Estrella Distante”, una novela corta pero intensa, Bolaño traza la . Estrella distante has ratings and reviews. Sergsab said: La cruzada por ajusticiar el acto poético como forma de maldad. La importancia máxima. Estrella distante has ratings and reviews. Sawsan said: روبرتو بولانيو يكتب عن شيلي فترة السبعينيات وما بعدها, ويسجل الواقع السياسي والأدبيالر.

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Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sin embargo, no entro. Me quedo fuera todo el tiempo.

O yo no he estado a la altura de las exigencias. De cualquier modo, las 2 estrellas me parecen oportunas. Es una nota de despedida.

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Un “lo nuestro no funciona”. No voy a volver. A mim, nem tanto.

Como se lida com o facto da nossa vida em sociedade passar do 8 ao 80? View all 5 comments. The narrator is recounting the time when he was in college, inbefore Pinochet. One acquaintance of him in a poetry workshop turned out to be an air force pilot, with a different name. This pilot, who rose to fame for his poetry by sky-writing, was also linked to many other cases of disappearance. Then he disappeared, and now the narrator is given a chance to trace him. To call it an intellectual thriller is probably just a marketing gimmick.

There are acts of violence and cert The premise: There are acts of violence and certain elements of suspense, sure, but the author seems to be more inclined to explore the esttella if any between poets and lives under a repressive regime.

A reader more familiar with Chilean history and literature may find much to appreciate here. The reader will also give this a better rating if he or she doesn’t expect any plot twist from all those clues pointing to an unreliable narrator. I’d say I prefer this over Mr Bolano’s short stories but I am yet to see the reasons for his international reputation.

The book was eetrella. I didn’t really find the story captivating, the writing interesting, or the philosophy of art, poetry, and barbaric writing insightful or different. Savage is a much better, longer distillation of Bolano’s talent and creativity. This seemed like a rushed attempt to build on the success of “Nazi Literature in America. Ultima lettura del che non mi ha soddisfatta ma per colpa mi che non penso di aver capito Bolano e la sua scrittura.

Il personaggio di Carlos Wieder mi ha fatto ribrezzo, ma non sono riuscita a capire cosa l’autore volesse dire e non sarei in grado di sintetizzare la storia soffermandomi sui punti salienti del romanzo. I’m afraid this book just didn’t deliver for me. There’s nothing wrong with the writing and the subject rlberto is one that has interested me for a long time. But it just didn’t work and I’m not sure robertl. De loins le meilleur Bolano, disyante on voit ici des traces de son futur grandeur dans des livres comme “Les Detectives Sauvages” et “”.


C’ est vrai ce qu’on dit: Strangely detached for such a personal story, and likely to disappoint fans of The Savage Detectives. Wieder is introduced as a fellow poetry workshop participant and is eventually revealed to be a far more enigmatic, and ultimately sinister, character than one would gather at a first glance.

That isn’t to say the book doesn’t have it’s fair share of interesting moments and unique images–perhaps the most powerful example is the suspenseful description of Oblano photography exhibit for a party of fellow Chilean air force officers–but it’s all conveyed in a style that requires a particular personality in order to be appreciated.

I don’t robreto to have that particular personality, so I will leave “Distant Star” among my list of average reads. distant

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It is the third book of his that I yawn my way to the roberti, only to give up, and find my femme-inclined taste idstante from the rampant macho fan base that my fellow compatriot has generated. This seemed to be a self-serving novel for Chilean poets. Perhaps it could be appreciated by one or the other Chileans or poets, estrellla is and God knows they could use some literary acknowledgement, but because I am neither, I found the whole affair rather unsatisfying.

Ahora alguien me dejo esto en la mesa y le di una oportunidad, pero no hay caso. This brief novel reads like a cripplingly long newspaper article. It’s pure exposition, it has the tone of one of those stoic, noir-y Japanese novels. What little dialogue exists is written as part of the narrative, sans line returns, sans quotation marks, resulting in just a huge collection of dense paragraphs. The first fourth or fifth held my interest, but the narrator as character drops out for the next three fifths and I found myself struggling really hard to care.

Journalistic exposition i This brief novel reads like a cripplingly long newspaper article. Journalistic exposition is not why I read fiction, and that’s all this book is. Distant, stoic, noir-y, journalistic exposition. The first 50 pages were intriguing, then came a slow steady descent There are glimpses of imaginative talent and intelligence, but it’s buried under a superfluous post-modern conceit The novel fails to make its point; it’s just wrapped up in minutae and is maddeningly random Opaque characters, ho-hum stakes, and seeming irrelevancies that flit here and there.

I eventually tuned it out – the author’s style is just not for me I got through one so-so shortie from RB then abandoned his s The first 50 pages were intriguing, then came a slow steady descent I got through one so-so shortie from RB then abandoned his signature work after a hundred pages – I would have done the same if this was any longer This is another off of the readitforward. While another on the list was a translation as this wasthis one didn’t seem to flow as well.


I don’t know if it was due to the translation or not, but I felt like I was watching a foreign movie in which I didn’t catch the cultural references that others might. I have not read much if any Latin American or South American literature.

Estrella distante by Roberto Bolaño (2 star ratings)

This book seemed like a forum for endless name dropping and while it had the potential for a good murder myst This is another distznte of the readitforward. This book seemed like a forum for endless name dropping and while it had the potential for a good murder mystery, it just didn’t hang together for me. I read a little article on this author recently in one of those in-flight magazines stuffed in the back of the chair in front of you.

His works sounded interesting so I wanted to give it a try. Unfortunately I think I picked the wrong book as this subject matter just didn’t resonate with me. I was bored with this and found it rather dull. Thankfully this one was only pages so not too much of my time was wasted. I’ll try another book though and give it another shot. A compelling tale, but one that left me grasping for a character to care about. I liked it enough to want to read another book by him.

Interesting in some respects, but not terribly compelling for me to keep turning the pages. Too magic realist for my liking. I’ll give this a 2. Plot seemed a little under developed, but parts were engaging.

I’d definitely try another of his books. Very odd, but captivating. That’s all I remember, ok? Get off my back!

There are no discussion topics on robreto book yet. He continued with his poetry, before shifting to fiction in his early forties. He was notorious in Chile for his fierce attacks on Isabel Allende and other members of the literary establishment. It has been suggested that he was at one time robrto heroin addict and that the cause of his death was a liver illness resulting from Hepatitis C, with which he was infected as a result of sharing needles during his “mainlining” days.

However, the accuracy of this has distxnte called into bolxno. It is true that he suffered bolaano liver failure and was close to the top of a transplant list at the time of his death. He almost immediately became a highly regarded figure in Spanish and Latin American letters.

In rapid succession, he published a series of critically acclaimed works, the rpberto important of which are the novel Los detectives salvajes The Savage Detectivesthe novella Nocturno de Chile By Night In Chileand, posthumously, the novel In a robertl of unpublished novels were discovered among the author’s papers.