Tuesday, March 15 2011
In The Skating Rink, three men find themselves involved in a shocking, violent crime. But you can expect something more than a standard detective story from Roberto Bolaño -- a master of all things bizarre.
Thursday, October 22 2009
When the author of a sitcom-styled novel about Mexican heritage cannot resist mentioning the modern-day carnage, then it's fair to assume that the murders have become a significant part of the national identity.
Sunday, January 4 2009
Feeling anxious? Here are 23 masterful works of fiction from 2008 that will either underscore your anxiety or help alleviate it through escape into the past and the land of make-believe.
Thursday, November 20 2008
This posthumously-published masterpiece is an expansive, teeming city, chaotic and vibrant, beautiful but rough around the edges, home to both gleaming towers and squalid holes.
Wednesday, May 2 2007
Roberto Bolaño's Los Detectives Salvajes, like so many good works, traverses time, language, cultures, and survives a bit battered, but little worse for the wear.