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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First book in said book club. 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.

Books by Carlos Gamerro. David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, But this chapter comes after a good 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.

Paperback cover And Other Stories, May Available in paperback with French flaps. The only redeeming quality I found was the character development. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The gritty realism of the battlefields recollections and slum descriptions contrasted with the surreal decadence of the towers.

Bamerro 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. Virtual realities, it seems, are more comforting than actual reality.


That was a mistake as the plot is convoluted and I probably re-read sections more than I would have had I have just say down and worked my way through it the first time around.

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I thought that I would find this interesting – it was awful. It’s a confusing, whirlwind of a mess. Sep 10, Charles rated it it was ok.

Caprioli rated it really liked it. Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. Mirrors, spiders webs, chaos, hierarchy, pyramids, order, disintegration, control and inversion are all images and concepts that are repeated over and over again, forming a labyrinth of illusion and deception.

You have no items in your cart. I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. Jaime Haight rated it really liked it Sep 23, No es verdad que hubo sobrevivientes. Lists with This Book. Damn you Amazon, my dark cloud-computed overlord.

No trivia or quizzes yet. Bill rated it really liked it Jul 26, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail.

Readers in the US can buy it via Amazon. Oct 18, Brian Byrne rated it it was amazing. No es el criminal el que vuelve al lugar islss crimen. 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 crlos complete it. All I was doing was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in.

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Also they appeared to be combining but I was never sure how they were even connected. 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.

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Long and verbose—over five hundred pages, even after one hundred pages were cut from the original— The Islands sometimes buckles under its own weight of ideas and originality. The Islands was originally published in Spanish as Las Dee. I received this book in lws giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it.

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Paperbackpages. Aug 20, Thomas rated it really liked it. There are a ton of complicated, confusing plot threads, kslas I couldn’t keep them straight.

Feb 19, Tuck rated it it was amazing Shelves: But where is the English listing on Goodreads. The islands are the quiet, beating twin hearts of the novel, exposed when Felipe eventually confronts his wartime carloa in the penultimate chapter, which is a beautiful piece of dramatic writing that is honest, terrifying and deeply moving. I reviewed this at Necessary Fiction in July And it opens with human turd in Perspex as a ee. Carl Stevens rated it it was amazing Jan 03, I don’t know what this book is.

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