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Discuss Part 2 of our Big Book: "2666" by Roberto Bolano

  • Barbed Wire Books

    504 Main Street, Longmont, CO (map)

    40.167454 -105.102418

  • We will be in the back room called the "Hobbit Hole."
  • We will continue reading our "Big Book" for 2017 in March. Please read chapter 4 (through page 633 in the Picador edition) for this second meeting. 

    Amazon writes, "Three academics on the trail of a reclusive German author; a New York reporter on his first Mexican assignment; a widowed philosopher; a police detective in love with an elusive older woman--these are among the searchers drawn to the border city of Santa Teresa, where over the course of a decade hundreds of women have disappeared."

    In the words of The Washington Post, "With 2666, Roberto Bolaño joins the ambitious overachievers of the twentieth-century novel, those like Proust, Musil, Joyce, Gaddis, Pynchon, Fuentes, and Vollmann, who push the novel far past its conventional size and scope to encompass an entire era, deploying encyclopedic knowledge and stylistic verve to offer a grand, if sometimes idiosyncratic, summation of their culture and the novelist's place in it. Bolaño has joined the immortals."

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  • Gerty B
    Organizer, Fourth Edition, Co-Organizer,
    Event Host

    This group tends to be smaller than the other book groups. The in-depth discussions are great!

  • Gretel W.

    I'm a retired teacher - taught art most of my career in Middle School. Now living... more

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    I've recently retired, recently moved to Colorado, and loving having the time to indulge my... more

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    Member of Longmont's other two great bookclubs and decided to make it three.

  • Michelle V.

    Hola book-loving chums.

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    Retired history professor and former lawyer. I attended Grinnell College (BA), U of Iowa... more

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