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Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
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Come around
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:20 am

all my books are packed away as i am currently couch-surfing in between apartments and all i want to do is stop doing this freelance work in this cafe and read some damn bolaño. there's a bookstore a few blocks from here and i am thinking about heading over and grabbing last evenings on earth even though i already have it/have read it a bunch because i love it. but then ol goofy's dead wife posted an image of 2666 and maybe i should just spend a month in that bleakness again.

if you were gonna reread a bolaño book what would you pick.
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Postby bongo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:21 am

distant star
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Postby whatabout tim » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:23 am

I made it about 2/3 of the way into both 2333 and Savage Detectives before losing interest. Should I try to go back to those or start again with something else?
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Postby bongo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:24 am

whatabout tim wrote: Should I try to go back to those or start again with something else?


bingo wrote:distant star
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:25 am

yeah, distant star is a good starter. by night in chile, maybe. last evenings on earth is probably a good way in, too. i love you, roberto.
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Postby transitive » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:26 am

I'm looking to start 2666 soon.

I loved Savage D's and Woe's of the True Policeman.

Could barely finish The Third Reich.
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:28 am

the third reich wasn't very good but it was also discovered among his papers after he died so i can't really hold it against the dude
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:30 am

i took a single author course on bolaño in college :ugeek:
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Postby hazel » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:32 am

:ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek: im reading 2666 right now :ugeek: :ugeek: :ugeek:
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Postby hazel » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:34 am

lets talk about 2666 itt ...... but only up to page 180
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Postby bongo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:36 am

larry the cable guy tooth fairy 2 wrote:i took a single author course on bolaño in college :ugeek:


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Postby hazel » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:36 am

i do think savage detectives is worth finishing. about 60% of the fun of that book is how it circles back around to the sonora.. that most interesting desert
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Postby bongo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:36 am

thatd be a sick av actually
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:37 am

bingo wrote:
larry the cable guy tooth fairy 2 wrote:i took a single author course on bolaño in college :ugeek:


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Postby hazel » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:37 am

i went to the AZ-sonora border around 8 months ago and you better believe i was thinking about chilean author rob bolano
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:39 am

whenever i am in mexico city i think about ol bob
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Postby delgriffith » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:40 am

Go to the library.
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Postby jca » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:40 am

p sure 2666 is my fav book
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 am

delgriffith wrote:Go to the library.


don't you dare take this tone with me del
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:41 am

look at this awesome cover of 2666

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Postby transitive » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:43 am

Yeah that's dope. Way better than the US edition.

Also cannot highly recommend libraries enough. Libraries slay.
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Postby delgriffith » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:44 am

I am trying to save you money, friend!
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Postby bongo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:44 am

yeah picador airballed the us edition
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Postby hazel » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:46 am

larry the cable guy tooth fairy 2 wrote:Image


:o :o :o

When I lived in Argentina I tried forever to get a copy of 2666 there but they didn't sell it anywhere, no idea why. Just a little detail that can only be shared among other bolañistas
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Postby jca » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:47 am

the part in book 5 about the soviet science fiction writer is sweet. and the stuff with the sheriff in book 4
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:47 am

libraries do slay but you can't just roll up to a new york library and grab an insanely popular book, there are 13 holds on the two nypl copies and the bpl says all its copies are in use
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Postby big zorb » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:49 am

bingo we're having a positive thread here
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Postby bongo » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:50 am

ah my bad
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