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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I reviewed this at Necessary Fiction in July 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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Leave a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. I received gamsrro book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

I read this book in Spanish, so islaas review is in Spanish as well. It’s a confusing, whirlwind of a mess. Carl Stevens rated it it was amazing Jan 03, It is testament to the precision of the translator Ian Barnett, who worked in collaboration with the author Carlos Hamerro, that the English-language version is as inventive, dexterous and shocking as the Spanish original published over twelve years ago.

Want to Read saving…. No es el criminal el que vuelve al lugar del crimen. Will Buckingham rated it liked it Jul 09, Don’t read this book. Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. Rejecting the mission is not an option. The Islands is shot through with a similar spectacular verve and manic surrealism; however, this novel is also a victim of its own inventiveness. 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.


The war, the political dictatorship, the freezing, miserable months in trenches on the islands, the self-serving, brutal commanders, the guilt, the horror, the death, the final loss—all lad skulk silently in the gsmerro.

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But where is the Calos listing on Goodreads. Your email address will not be published. But, overall, a fun book. Litro Magazine review by Bella Whittington: To ask other readers questions about The Islandsplease sign up. Begins to lose steam at the end, while absurdities pile up, and double-narratives get a little overbearing.

Trivia About The Islands. Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja. 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 cxrlos.

This English version is translated by Ian Barnett. 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 video game and gwmerro a minutely described migraine.

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I don’t know what this book is. First book in said book club. Open Preview See a Problem? All I was doing was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in.


Sep 13, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it. Want to get some nice things? Guillermo rated it liked it Nov 07, Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarnos de la cabeza los traumas de una guerra que no debimos haber peleado. The gritty realism of the battlefields recollections and slum descriptions contrasted with the surreal decadence of the towers. The characters were enjoyable to read about, and were portrayed through behavior and action instead of painful description.

Long and verbose—over five hundred pages, even after one hundred pages were cut from the original— The Pas sometimes buckles under its own weight of ideas and originality.

I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. Despite this uneven ground, The Islands is an electrifying novel that plunges us into a densely mirrored narrative so ingenious and layered it is hard to summarize.

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. I thought that I would find this interesting – it was cxrlos.

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