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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Overall a very interesting read though. Sep 13, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it. The Islands was originally published in Spanish as Las Islas. 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.

Sep 15, Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it Shelves: 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 and shocking as the Spanish original published over twelve years ago. The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarnos de la cabeza los traumas de una guerra que no debimos haber peleado.

It’s a confusing, whirlwind of a mess. 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.


Suponen que sabemos algo, que no les queremos decir, y que ustedes no quieren saber; nos envidian porque conocemos el camino y temen que se los revelemos. George rated it really liked it Aug 21, His writing is compelling and once I started, made the book hard to put down.

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Also they appeared to be combining but I was islaz sure how they were even connected.

Paperbackpages. Virtual realities, it seems, are more comforting than actual reality.

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

Nos buscan y nos tienen miedo. The Islands is shot through with a similar spectacular verve and manic surrealism; however, this novel is also a victim of its own inventiveness. Books by Carlos Gamerro. No es el criminal el que vuelve al lugar del crimen.

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Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarn I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. Bill rated it gameror liked it Jul 26, The islands are the quiet, beating twin hearts of the novel, exposed when Felipe eventually confronts his wartime experiences in the penultimate chapter, which is a beautiful piece of dramatic writing that is honest, terrifying and deeply moving.

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Available in paperback with French flaps. Matias Ezequiel rated it it was ok Mar 29, A detective novel, a 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. I quit pages in, when I got into the ixlas battle scenes. Trivia About The Islands. Published May 29th by And Other Stories first published 1st Return to Caros Page. I gxmerro that I would find this interesting – it was awful.

Sep 19, Debbie rated it did not like it. I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway.

Begins to lose steam at the end, while absurdities pile up, and double-narratives get a little overbearing. 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 thought the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like it at all. 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.