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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Trivia About The Islands. 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. Certain parts of it I really liked, other parts were a bit more meandering for me. You have no items in your cart. Your email address will not be published. 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.

This English version is translated by Ian Barnett.

Sep 10, Charles rated it it caros ok. Matias Ezequiel rated it it was ok Mar 29, I won this book in a Goodreads First Reads giveaway. The Islands is shot through with a similar spectacular verve and manic surrealism; however, this novel is also a victim of its own inventiveness.


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George rated it really liked it Aug 21, Damn you Amazon, my dark cloud-computed overlord. 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.

Paperbackpages. Books by Carlos Gamerro. I thought the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like it at all. I received this book in goodreads giveaway and it took me the better part of a year to complete it. All I was doing was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in.

I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. First ever book club. Sep 19, Debbie rated it did not like it. Arianne Sodero rated it it was amazing Aug 02, Long and verbose—over five hundred pages, even after one hundred pages were cut from the original— The Islands sometimes buckles under its own weight of ideas and originality.

First book in said book club.

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Jun 23, David rated it really liked it. An admirably ambitious book.


The only redeeming quality I found was the character development. David Ralph Lewis rated it it was amazing Oct 02, Begins to lose steam at the end, while absurdities pile up, and double-narratives get a little overbearing.

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.

I don’t know what this book is. Despite being fascinated by Argentina and the Ls 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. It’s a confusing, whirlwind of a mess.

By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail. Me temo que podemos terminar el libro pero no quitarnos de la cabeza los traumas de una guerra que no debimos haber peleado.