This is Bolano’s first and, I feel, his most remarkable novel. he was only twenty-seven when he wrote it but it is the beginning of what ultimately becomes Bolano’s voice. It is an unconventional but brilliant murder mystery. It is a quick read but one of the few novels I read time and time again, always discovering and experiencing new and wonderful nuances. Now in paperback you can enjoy this amazing novel for cheap.— Nick
Antwerp's fractured narration in 54 sections--voices from a dream, from a nightmare, from passers by, from an omniscient narrator, from "Roberto Bolano" all speak--moves in multiple directions and cuts to the bone.