Novel: The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. Paperback The Islands was originally published in Spanish as Las Islas. This English. Links to reviews of and other information about The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. Spanish title: Las islas; Translated by Ian Barnett; With an Introduction by. Contributions by Carlos Gamerro. Carlos Gamerro Carlos Gamerro was born in Argentina. He has published the novels Las Islas (, The.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Dec 30, Ms. No es gamerrk que hubo sobrevivientes. Arianne Gamsrro rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Se supone que era por la imagen internacional, pero no terminaba de cerrarme; demasiado racional. It is testament to the precision of the translator Ian Barnett, who worked in collaboration with the author Carlos Gamerro, that the English-language version is as inventive, dexterous and shocking as the Spanish original published over twelve years ago.
Page after page of grandiose virtual battle scenes that had no purpose to the plot, and was literally just the character playing a video game and suffering a minutely described migraine. Paperback cover And Other Stories, May Paperbackpages. Despite being fascinated by Argentina and the Falklands war and the military junta of the tim I received this book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it.
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Sep 15, Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it Shelves: Jaime Haight rated it really liked it Sep 23, Tiffany rated it it was amazing Jan 21, You might be thinking that this sounds completely brilliant—a kind of surreal, Borgesian thriller; or you might be thinking that it sounds completely unreadable—a slippery, unrealistic plot in which nothing will stay still long enough for you to grasp what on earth is going on. Suponen que sabemos algo, que no les queremos decir, y que ustedes no quieren saber; nos envidian porque carloz el camino y temen que se los revelemos.
Oct 18, Brian Byrne rated it it was amazing. Certain parts of it I really liked, other parts were a bit more meandering for me.
Its satirical, labyrinthine prose may be its obvious selling point, but it is the shattering and painful descriptions of war, post-traumatic stress disorder, memory and redemption that lift The Islands from madcap writing experiment to dramatic literary victory.
By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail. Return to Book Page. The Islands was originally published in Spanish as Las Islas. Available in paperback with French flaps.
First book in said book club. May 19, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Preview — The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarnos de carlso cabeza los traumas de una guerra que no debimos haber peleado. Carl Stevens rated it it was amazing Jan 03, Want to Read saving…. Overall a very interesting read though.
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I thought the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like it at all. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. No es el criminal el que vuelve al lugar del crimen. I received this book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it. If the Falklands conflict is the heart of this novel, it is through a distorted and kaleidoscopic viewing glass that we read and understand it.
Feb 19, Tuck rated it acrlos was amazing Shelves: A detective novel, a cyber-thriller, an inner-city road trip and a war memoir, The Islands is a hilarious, devastating and dizzyingly surreal account of a history that remains all too raw.
I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. But, overall, a fun book. Page after page of grandiose virtual battle scenes that had no purpose to the plot, and islzs literally just the character playing a v I won this book in a Goodreads First Gamero giveaway.
Want to get some nice things? David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, Readers in the US can buy it via Amazon. David Ralph Lewis rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Your email address will not be published. Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarn I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well.
Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. His writing is compelling and once I started, made the book hard to put down. Despite being fascinated by Argentina and the Falklands war and the military junta of the time with all of its crimes and horrors, I just couldn’t get into this book and it was a step too far for me to enjoy it. I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.
Genre-bending it may be, but it is also trying rather hard to be too many different things—hundreds of different stories and styles crammed into one—and often demands a lot of the reader without giving much back.
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Don’t read this book. First ever book club. Virtual realities, it seems, are more comforting than actual reality. Matias Ezequiel rated it it was ok Mar 29, But this chapter comes after a carkos five hundred pages of prose that twists and turns with pyrotechnic wit, and creates a complex vision of a Buenos Aires in which reality melts, disintegrates and reforms before our eyes.