Book :: The Savage Detectives

The Savage Detectives
By: Roberto Bolaño
Pages: 577
Published: 1998
Genre(s): Latin American
Literary Fiction
Rating: (3)


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With a new afterword by Natasha Wimmer ‘Savagely comic yet equally tender . . . This novel is an elegy for a generation’ Independent New Year’s Eve 1975, Mexico City. Two hunted men leave town in a hurry, on the desert-bound trail of a vanished poet. Spanning two decades and crossing continents, theirs is a remarkable quest through a darkening universe – our own. It is a journey told and shared...

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I’m sorry to bring the average rating down, but I just could not get into this book. Some bits were okay, but overall I just couldn’t wait to finish it.

Apr 27th, 2020

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while this was confusing at times, it is absolutely fascinating!

Nov 28th, 2017

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58th on 100 Novels Everyone Should Read by Telegraph