2666 by Roberto Bolano

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2666 (2004) is the last novel written by Chilean-born novelist Roberto Bolaño. Depicting the unsolved and ongoing serial murders of Ciudad Juárez (Santa Teresa in the novel), the Eastern Front in World War II, and the breakdown of relationships and careers, the apocalyptic 2666 explores 20th century degeneration through a wide array of characters, locations, time periods, and stories within stories.

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The 409th greatest fiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - 1st on The best books in Spanish for the last 25 years (El Pais)
  2. - 4th on The Millions: The Best Fiction of the Millennium (The Millions)
  3. - 8th on The Ideal Library (Book)
  4. - 19th on The 21st Century's 12 Greatest Novels (BBC Poll)
  5. - 39th on In Which These Are the 100 Greatest Novels (ThisRecording.com)
  6. - National Book Critics Circle Award - Fiction (National Book Critics Circle)
  7. - Books of the Decade (The Guardian)

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