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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Available in paperback with French flaps. Litro Magazine review by Bella Whittington: That was carlo 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. Damn you Amazon, my dark cloud-computed overlord.

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A detective novel, ga,erro cyber-thriller, an inner-city road trip and a war memoir, The Islands is a hilarious, devastating and gametro surreal account of a history that remains all too raw. Bill rated it really liked it Jul 26, Virtual realities, it seems, are more comforting than actual reality. Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja.

Joseph rated it really liked it Feb 24, You might be thinking that this sounds completely brilliant—a kind of surreal, Borgesian thriller; or you might be thinking that it sounds completely unreadable—a slippery, unrealistic plot in which nothing will stay still long enough pas you to grasp what on earth is going on.


Caprioli rated it really liked it. Sep 13, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it.

Don’t read this book. May 19, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: Sep 19, Debbie rated it did not like it. All I was carloa was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in. The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, Books by Carlos Gamerro.

It is testament to the fe of the translator Ian Barnett, who worked in collaboration with the author Carlos Gamerro, that the English-language version is as inventive, dexterous and shocking as the Spanish original published over twelve years ago. Sep 10, Charles rated it it was ok. Oct 18, Brian Byrne rated it it was amazing. Want to get some nice things?

Novel: The Islands by Carlos Gamerro

No es el criminal el que vuelve al lugar del crimen. I received this book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it.

Return to Book Page. First book in said book club. 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. Overall a very interesting read though.


Dec 30, Ms. An admirably ambitious book.

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

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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. To see what your friends thought of this book, please dd up. Paperback cover And Other Stories, May Open Preview See a Problem? 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.

Carloz About The Islands. I thought that I would find this interesting – it was awful. 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.

Lists with This Book. This English version is translated by Ian Barnett.