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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David Ralph Lewis rated it it was amazing Oct 02, The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. All I was doing was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in.

Se 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.

Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. Dec 30, Ms.

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There are a ton of complicated, confusing plot threads, and I couldn’t gwmerro them straight. I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well.

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Readers in the US can buy it via Amazon. Preview — The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

The Islands – Carlos Gamerro: an overview of the reviews and critical reactions

I quit pages in, when I got into the ridiculous battle scenes. Will Buckingham rated it liked it Jul 09, Rejecting the mission is not an option. Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarnos de la cabeza los traumas de una guerra que no debimos haber peleado.

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 it.

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No es verdad que hubo sobrevivientes. Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail.

I received this book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of ilas year to complete it. Thanks for telling us about the problem.

But where is the English listing on Goodreads. The characters were enjoyable to read about, and were portrayed through carkos and action instead of painful description. 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.


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Page after page of grandiose virtual battle scenes that had no purpose to the plot, and was literally just the character playing a video game and suffering a minutely described migraine. Aug 20, Thomas rated it really liked carlo. Long and verbose—over five hundred pages, even after one hundred pages were cut from the original— The Islands sometimes buckles under its own weight of ideas and originality.

I thought the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like it at all.

Begins to lose steam at the end, while absurdities pile up, and double-narratives get a ganerro overbearing. Jaime Haight rated it really liked it Sep 23, Lists with This Book.

Nos buscan y nos tienen miedo. Oct 18, Brian Byrne rated it it was amazing. Tiffany rated it it was amazing Jan 21, Litro Magazine review by Bella Whittington: Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja.

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