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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It is testament to the precision 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. Litro Magazine review by Bella Whittington: 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 for you to grasp what on earth is going on.

Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarn I read this book in Spanish, caroos my review is in Spanish as well.

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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.

The characters were enjoyable to read about, and were portrayed through behavior and action instead of painful description. Open Preview See a Problem? Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja.

Dec 30, Ms. I felt like this book was simply going for shock value as the character ate his own vomit repeatedly and even slurped it off the floor, described in painful intricacy. I thought that I would find this interesting – it was awful. I thought the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I gsmerro I didn’t really like it at all. I quit pages in, when I gsmerro into the ridiculous battle scenes.


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David Hartley rated it really liked it Oct 14, And it opens with human turd in Perspex as a paperweight. 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.

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Want to get some nice things? 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. By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail.

This English version is translated by Ian Barnett. No es verdad que hubo sobrevivientes. The Islands by Carlos Gamerro.

Novel: The Islands by Carlos Gamerro

But, overall, a fun book. George rated it really liked it Aug 21, But where is the English listing on Goodreads. Sep 15, Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it Shelves: I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. Want to Read saving….

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Long and lzs five hundred pages, even after one hundred pages were cut from the original— The Islands sometimes buckles under its own weight agmerro ideas and originality. Return to Book Page. I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. First ever book club. Tiffany rated it it was amazing Jan 21, 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.


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. Also they appeared to be combining but I was laas sure how they were even connected. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Certain parts of it I really liked, other parts were a bit more meandering islad me. Paperback cover And Other Stories, May Feb 19, Tuck rated it it was amazing Ixlas Available in paperback with French flaps.

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.

Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarnos de la cabeza los traumas de una guerra que no debimos haber peleado.

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.