I remember when I saw 2666 in a remainder store. I hadn’t read it yet, but I was aware of the praise heaped upon it in the English-language newspapers, journals and review websites. I bought it with some trepidation, however, as I wasn’t sure if the length was too much for Bolaño. I read it (or started it) on the bus home to my father’s house, where I was living at the time.
-24 May 2015
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