2666

2666

Downloadable Audiobook - 2009
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Composed in the last years of Roberto Bolaño's life, 2666 was greeted across Europe and Latin America as his most brilliant achievement, surpassing even his previous work in its strange beauty, daring experimentation, and epic scope. The book's subject matter ranges from the heady heights of literature and love to the gritty realism of violence and death as it explores how humans make sense of senseless events. Its throng of unforgettable characters includes academics and convicts, writers and cops, pursuing their own separate yet interrelated quests for meaning: an enigmatic Prussian novelist who disappears from the public eye after the death of his lover; a group of literary critics who bond through their shared love of the novelist's works; an African American journalist sent to Mexico on a sports beat in the wake of his mother's death; and a Spanish professor and widowed father whose mind is beginning to lose its grip on reality. Their lives intersect in the urban sprawl of Santa Teresa, a fictional Juárez on the US-Mexico border, where the serial killings of hundreds of young working class women remain unsolved.
Publisher: Ashland : Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC, 2009
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781483078793
Characteristics: audio file
1 online resource (38 audio files) : digital

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Oct 08, 2015

My only regret is that I continued listing to it after the ninth hour. It starts off about the work of a mysterious writer, changes tack to the sex lives of scholars of the writer, then goes into about 20+ hours of hundreds of murders of women which the detectives can't solve, and then returns to the early life of the writer. If there is a prize for it, this book wins the for being the most overwritten book ever.

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