I’ve read the first section (The Critics) of Robert Bolaño‘s novel 2666  and enjoyed it.  That part of the novel revolves around four scholars who focus on a German writer named Benno von Archimboldi.  Beyond being friends and scholars of the same area, a complex relationship develops between the three men and the one woman.  All of the men are in love with the woman, and in some kind affair.  Now that I’ve finished this section, I’m at the section focused on a character named Amalfitano.  While the writing is good, I’m less captured by the narrative at this point.  2666 may linger for a while as a result, somewhere on a bookshelf in the sunroom, waiting for me to return.


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