Friday, August 12, 2011
The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño
It's quirky and bohemian and at times funny but it just didn't hold my interest. I finished Part One and then called it quits.
In this dazzling novel, the book that established his international reputation, Roberto Bolaño tells the story of two modern day Quixotes - the last survivors of an underground literary movement, perhaps of literature itself - on a tragicomic quest through a darkening, entropic universe: our own. The Savage Detectives is an exuberant, raunchy, wildly inventive, and ambitious novel from one of the greatest Latin American authors of our age. (back cover)