The Savage Detectives

While most are reading the posthumous translation of his final novel, 2666, some are also discovering the earlier work of dead Chilean writer, Roberto Bolano for the first time.

A stark, odd dissection of artistry and how one sends themselves into such a classification, The Savage Detectives takes the life of a writer and boils down every success, failure, and pretension into a 600 page plus warts and all confession. Sometimes cringe worthy, sometimes terrifying; by the end you are left with one absolute: no one’s artistic value can be truly estimated until their death. A very prophetic message for Roberto Bolano to send so early in his short career.


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