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. The Islands, Carlos Gamerro, trans by Ian Barnett in collaboration with the author (, And Other Stories, the original, Las islas, published.

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First book in said book club. This English version is translated by Ian Barnett.

I reviewed this at Necessary Fiction in July But this chapter comes after a good five hundred pages of prose that twists and turns with pyrotechnic wit, and creates a complex vision of a Buenos Aires in which reality melts, disintegrates and reforms before our eyes. Edhasa April 1, Publication Date: Review by Maya Jaggi: Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.

Oct 18, Brian Byrne rated it it was amazing. I haven’t read the original so Lxs can’t directly compare the two, but to judge from the wordplay that made it into the English version, it must have been a fantastic challenge.

By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail. Product details File Size: Write a customer review.


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English Choose a language for shopping. You name it – sex, drugs, violence, incest, anti-Semitism, torture – it’s in here. The IslandsCarlos Gamerro, trans by Ian Barnett in collaboration with the authorAnd Other Tamerro, the original, Las islaspublished This week I read the most extraordinary novel I’ve come across this year: His writing is compelling and once I started, made the book hard to put down.

The protagonist, Felipe Felix, is a veteran haunted by his memories of the conflict. Sunday, 14 October Book review: Share your thoughts with other customers. The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. A detective novel, islws cyber-thriller, an inner-city road trip and a war memoir, The Islands is a hilarious, devastating and dizzyingly surreal account of a history that remains all too raw.

Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. And Other Stories, London, Bill rated it really liked it Jul 26, Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. 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.

Novel: The Islands by Carlos Gamerro

Quotes from The Islands. Want to Read saving…. 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. Michael Sopp in The Literateur.

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Enter your mobile number or email address below and we’ll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. But, overall, a fun book. Claves de lectura Norma, ; Interzona,Ficciones barrocas.

Anthony Cummins in The Observer: Jaime Haight rated it really liked it Sep 23, Translated by Ian Barnett. It is testament to the precision of the translator Ian Barnett, who worked in collaboration with the author Carlos Gamerro, that the English-language version is as inventive, dexterous lws shocking as the Spanish original published over twelve years ago.

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Memory in Latin America: Book review: The Islands by Carlos Gamerro

Jelin, State Repression and the Struggles for Memory, Paperback cover And Other Stories, May No trivia or quizzes yet. It’s not new, but it is new in English translation, for which it was specially revised.

Carlos Gamerro was born in Buenos Aires in An Open Secret by Carlos Gamerro. The farce was over. The Price of Love. Learn more about Amazon Prime.