Re: The Savage Detectives
Posted by guillermo maynez on 9/1/2012, 12:18:29, in reply to "Re: The Savage Detectives"
I'm still working on it, and so far so good. Some of the bookstores mentioned in the book are still there: Libreria del Sotano (The Basement Bookstore) is right there on Juarez Ave., in the very downtown. Libreria Lizardi is also there on Donceles St., also in downtown, a used books store. Of the rest, I can't identify any of them, most likely they are gone, as Downtown experienced a sharp decline in its economic and touristic fortunes and has only very recently experienced a recovery. |
It's fun to read a book in which one can feel the city, visualize the scenes, travel along with the characters as they walk the city. All that's happening so far occurred ten years before I arrived to the city from my hometown.
: I finished it last night, reading the last 200+ pages in
: a single day because I was so caught up in it. I think
: it's a great novel, but I can also see how it wouldn't
: be to everyone's taste.
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: Until page 60, there are quite a few book stores are
: mentioned. They are in the habit of stealing books
: from these bookstores. (There is something to be said
: about stealing books. Appearantly Bolano himself stole
: most of his reading materials.)
: Sterling, I know what you mean about having enough
: Bolano for the rest of your life. And, 2666 is a
: 1100-page tome, as I read on the internet.
: I am not really getting the point of Savage
: Detectives. I find it amusing and interesting but way
: too much "nothing."
: I read the introduction, that was informative.