Until a few weeks ago, I had no idea what a group read or a reading challenge was. It turns out they’re like snacks. Once you pop, you can’t stop (I’m having such a moment with Maltesers as I type – yum!). Since discovering more of the wonderful book blogging world out there on the Interwebs, I’ve joined Advent with Austen and have just gotten myself into another one: In January, I’ll be joining Richard of La Caravana de Recuerdos, Rise of In lieu of a field guide and a bunch of other book fiends on a group read! I’ll be re-acquainting myself with Los detectives salvajes (The Savage Detectives) by Roberto Bolaño.
I’ve already read it, but never wrote a review. The book is quite complex and I wanted to do it justice. Unfortunately by now I’ve forgotten a lot of what goes on (complexity + my goldfish memory = bad combination), so now I can do it even less justice than after first reading it. I’m hoping a re-read might do away with that problem. Also, I’m hoping to understand it in more depth (or even at all) than during the first read.
If anyone wants to join in, head over here to sign up!
P.S.: This group read is the end point of the 2011 Roberto Bolaño Reading Challenge. Find out more on Bifurcaria bifurcata, the reading challenge’s blog.