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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An admirably ambitious book. 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 llas. Want to get some nice things? David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, No es el criminal el que vuelve al lugar del crimen.

Carlos Gamerro

His writing is compelling and once I started, made the book hard to put down. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. Matias Ezequiel rated it it was ok Mar 29, vamerro This English version is translated by Ian Barnett.

Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. Aug 20, Thomas rated it really liked it. I reviewed this at Necessary Fiction in July Damn you Amazon, my dark cloud-computed overlord.


But, overall, a fun book. Virtual realities, it seems, are more comforting than actual reality. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

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. Nos buscan y nos tienen miedo. The characters were enjoyable to read about, and were portrayed through behavior and action instead of painful description.

The Islands

There are a ton of complicated, confusing plot threads, and I couldn’t keep them straight. Sep 15, Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it Shelves: It’s a confusing, whirlwind of a mess.

I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Sep 10, Charles rated it it was ok. No es verdad que hubo sobrevivientes.

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The gritty realism of the battlefields recollections and slum descriptions contrasted with the surreal decadence of the towers. First book in said book club. Begins to lose steam at the end, gamerri absurdities pile up, and double-narratives get a little overbearing. Readers in the US can buy it via Amazon. Quotes from The Islands. Gamerro 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, ve plot in which nothing will stay still long enough for you to grasp what on earth is going on.

Feb 19, Tuck rated it it was amazing Shelves: Return to Book Page. It is testament to the precision of the iwlas 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. Oct 18, Brian Byrne rated it it was amazing. 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.


Don’t read this book.

Its satirical, labyrinthine prose may be its obvious selling point, but it is the shattering and painful descriptions of war, post-traumatic stress disorder, memory and redemption that lift The Islands from madcap writing experiment to dramatic literary victory. First ever 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 gamrero which reality melts, disintegrates and reforms before our eyes.

But where is the English listing on Goodreads.

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