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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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Virtual realities, it seems, are more comforting than actual reality. No es el criminal el que vuelve al lugar del crimen.

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. The gritty realism of the battlefields recollections and slum descriptions contrasted with the surreal decadence of the towers. 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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Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. May 19, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: But, overall, a fun book.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. No trivia or quizzes yet.

All I was doing was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in. I felt like this book gamefro simply going for shock value as the character ate his own vomit repeatedly and even slurped it off the floor, described in painful intricacy.

Paperbackpages. I don’t know what this book is. The islands are the quiet, beating twin hearts of the novel, exposed when Felipe eventually confronts his wartime experiences in the penultimate chapter, which is a czrlos piece of dramatic writing that is honest, terrifying and jslas moving.

Sep 19, Debbie rated it did not like it. Joseph rated it really liked it Feb 24, 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.

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Published May 29th by And Other Stories first published 1st 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.

Quotes from The Islands. David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, I reviewed this at Necessary Fiction in July Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja. The only redeeming quality I found was the character development. Page after page of grandiose virtual battle scenes that had no purpose to the plot, and was literally just caroos character playing a video game and suffering a minutely described migraine.


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The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. And it opens with human turd in Perspex se a paperweight. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Books by Carlos Gamerro. Nos buscan y nos tienen miedo.

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This English version is translated by Ian Barnett. Also they appeared to be combining but I was never sure how they were even connected.

Certain parts of it I really liked, other parts were a bit more meandering for me. George rated it really liked it Aug 21, 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.

Don’t read this book. Page after page of grandiose virtual battle scenes that had no purpose to the plot, and was literally just the character playing a v I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. I thought the book with islaas fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like it at all.