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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Dec 30, Ms. The Islands was originally published in Spanish as Las Islas.

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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. Will Buckingham rated it liked it Jul 09, Virtual realities, it seems, are more comforting than actual reality.

Advanced Technique for Breathing. There are a ton of complicated, confusing plot threads, and I couldn’t keep them straight. Sep 13, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it. Return to Book Page. Suponen que sabemos algo, que no les queremos decir, y que ustedes no quieren saber; nos envidian porque conocemos el camino y temen que se los revelemos. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Despite this uneven ground, The Islands is an electrifying novel that plunges us into a densely mirrored narrative so ingenious and layered it is hard to summarize. 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.


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Caprioli rated it really liked it. His writing is compelling and once I started, made the book hard to put down. Begins to lose steam at the end, while absurdities pile up, and double-narratives get a little overbearing.

The only redeeming quality I found was the character development.

Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. 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. Mirrors, spiders webs, chaos, hierarchy, pyramids, order, disintegration, control and inversion are all images and concepts that csrlos repeated over and over again, forming a labyrinth of illusion and deception.

I felt like this book was simply going for shock value as isla character ate his own gmaerro repeatedly and even slurped it off the floor, described in painful intricacy. The gritty realism of the battlefields recollections and slum descriptions contrasted with the surreal decadence of the towers. Rejecting the mission is not an option.

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This English version is translated by Ian Barnett. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja.

Certain parts of it I really liked, other parts were a bit more meandering for me. Nos buscan y nos tienen miedo. Aug 20, Thomas rated it really liked it.

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 read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. Trivia About The Islands. Refresh and try again.

Sep 15, Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it Shelves: To ask other readers questions about The Islandsplease sign up.

David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, George rated it really liked it Aug 21, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. 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 carlls too raw. Want to Read Calros Reading Read.

Also they appeared to be combining but I was never sure how they were even connected. The Islands is shot through with a similar spectacular verve and kas surrealism; however, this novel is also a victim of its own inventiveness. Bill rated it really liked it Jul 26, Published May 29th by And Other Stories first published 1st I thought the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like islaz at all.

I thought that I would find this interesting – it was awful.