Cristina L L itibaren Fikavi, Wallis ve Futuna
This was one of the most interesting biographies that I have ever read. It helped that I am somewhat inside the pharma industry and can see it from that side also. This was a truly intelligent and remarkable man.
I have yet to finish this, and may never finish this. I did like the first section, especially after a friend clued me into some of the Mexico City references. Sometimes I was pulled into the fantasy of living the life of an artist and then, suddenly, jolted right out of it. A bumpy ride. I'm not giving up on Bolano though without trying his short story collection.
Visto desde la madurez, me parece un libro demasiado simple... aunque no exento de poética.
I don't even want to write a review for this. I'm aggravated because it hooked me with protagonist Gabriel Syme's witty manner of speaking. Retrospectively, I think that was the only reason I kept reading. The plot is interesting at its onset, but then the same "twists" (if you can call them that) keep happening. You know relatively when they're going to happen, too, but for want of a good read, you decide to humor Mr. Chesterton and wait for something new to happen. That something doesn't happen. And if you're anything like me, you'll be so up in arms about the drab philosophical ending (disclaimer: I couldn't force myself to finish the last 20 pages) that you'll want to hold your first ever book-burning ceremony. Maybe not even a ceremony. Any old fire might do.