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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Preview — The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. The Islands by Carlos Gamerro. Rejecting the mission is not an option. 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. Paperbackpages. Published May 29th by And Other Stories first published 1st To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about The Islandsplease sign up.
Lists with This Book. Feb 19, Tuck rated it it was amazing Shelves: Aug 20, Thomas rated it really liked it. Oct 18, Islxs Byrne rated it it was amazing.
The gritty realism of the battlefields recollections and slum descriptions contrasted with the surreal decadence of the towers. His writing is compelling and once I started, made the book hard to put down. Sep 13, Jonathan Hockey rated it liked it. Certain parts of it I really liked, other parts were a bit more meandering for me. Overall a very interesting read though. Sep 15, Erika Schoeps rated it did not like it Shelves: I won this book in a Goodreads First Uslas giveaway. I don’t know what this book is.
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It’s a confusing, whirlwind of a mess. There are a ton of complicated, confusing plot threads, and I couldn’t keep them straight. Also they appeared to be combining but I was never sure how they were even connected. I quit pages in, when I got into the ridiculous battle scenes. 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.
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.
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 intricacy. By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail. All I was doing was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in. The only redeeming quality I found was the character development.
The characters were enjoyable to read about, and were portrayed through behavior and action instead of painful description. Don’t read this book. Sep 10, Charles rated it it was ok. I received this book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it.
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 the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like it at all. 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.
Despite being fascinated by Argentina and the Falklands war and the military junta of the time with all of its crimes and horrors, I just couldn’t get into this book and it was a step too far for me to enjoy it. Dec 30, Ms. Caprioli rated it really liked it. I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well.
Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarn I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarnos de la cabeza los traumas de una guerra que no debimos haber peleado.
But where is the English listing on Goodreads. Damn you Amazon, my dark cloud-computed overlord. Litro Magazine review by Bella Whittington: May 19, Steve rated it it was amazing Shelves: I reviewed this at Necessary Fiction in July Sep 19, Debbie rated it did not like it.
I thought that I would find this interesting – it was awful. First ever book club. First book in said book club. And it opens with human turd in Perspex as a paperweight.
Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. An admirably ambitious book. Begins to lose steam at the end, while absurdities pile up, and double-narratives get a little overbearing. But, overall, a fun book.
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Se supone que era por oslas imagen internacional, pero no terminaba de cerrarme; demasiado racional. Nos buscan y nos tienen miedo. 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.
No es el criminal el que vuelve al ilas del crimen. Fetichistas, adoramos una foto, una silueta, una bota vieja. No es verdad que hubo sobrevivientes.
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