brothercyst: 2666 summary (first half)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

2666 summary (first half)

Dread and whimsy.

5 comments:

Eric Shonkwiler said...

Sounds accurate, from what I've heard.

N A said...

I like it less and less as I go along. I'm hoping the fourth book is excellent. The central subject matter--the murders in Juarez--is deeply fascinating, but the pretentiously portentous digressions are getting intolerable.

N A said...

I should say ALLEGED central subject matter, because so far the book has kept it entirely in the background.

Eric Shonkwiler said...

Are these Melvillean digressions? Chapter-long studies of whale bones?

N A said...

No, worse. I lost tolerance when one character just completely randomly thinks of a weird book he once read about someone named O'Higgins or something and then we get pages and pages describing the content of this utterly inscrutable and pointless book.