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The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolano
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Linda Moore, January 1, 2012

2011 was my year of the excruciatingly long novel: Rick Moody's Four Fingers of Death (long distance space travel written in what seems like real time), Murakami's 1Q84, and Bolano's The Savage Detectives. All of them tried my patience; they differed in how they rewarded it. The lengthy, annoying, chaotic and self-indulgent tone of Bolano's novel ended up being so effective in creating the sense of time and social milieu of its story it gave me a new appreciation of the long novel. The book was a long journey that truly transported me to a new place.
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