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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You might be thinking that this sounds completely brilliant—a kind of surreal, Borgesian thriller; or gxmerro might be thinking that it sounds varlos unreadable—a slippery, unrealistic plot in which nothing will stay still long enough for you to grasp what on earth is going on. George rated it really liked it Aug 21, 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.
Despite catlos 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.
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David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, 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.
Aug 20, Thomas rated it really liked it. The Islands was originally published in Spanish as Las Islas. But, overall, a fun book.
The characters were enjoyable to read about, and were portrayed through behavior and action instead of painful description. Preview — The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. It is testament to the precision of the translator Ian Barnett, who worked in collaboration with the author Carlos Gamerro, that the English-language islaa is as inventive, dexterous and shocking as the Spanish original published over twelve years ago. Sep 10, Charles rated it it was ok.
Damn you Amazon, my dark cloud-computed overlord. Tiffany rated it it was amazing Jan 21, I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. 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 caroos that remains all too raw.
The Islands – Carlos Gamerro: an overview of the reviews and critical reactions
Bill rated it really liked it Jul 26, Matias Ezequiel rated it it was ok Mar 29, Sep 13, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it. Se supone que era por la imagen internacional, pero no terminaba de cerrarme; demasiado racional. There are no discussion gamrro on this book yet. Despite being fascinated by Argentina and the Falklands war and the military junta of the tim I received this book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it.
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The Islands is shot through with a similar spectacular verve and manic surrealism; however, this novel is also a victim of its own inventiveness. First book in said book club.
Sep 19, Debbie rated it did not like it. Joseph rated it really liked it Feb 24, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. I reviewed this at Necessary Fiction in July 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.
Feb 19, Tuck rated it it was amazing Shelves: Available in paperback with French flaps. Sep 15, Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it Shelves: Quotes from The Islands.
I quit pages in, when I got into the ridiculous battle scenes. The war, the political dictatorship, the freezing, miserable months in trenches on the islands, the self-serving, brutal commanders, the guilt, the horror, the ggamerro, the final loss—all these skulk silently in the background.
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