The Savage Detectives, by Roberto Bolaño

I don't know what to say about this book- I loved the multiple narration/non-linear storyline, and felt like the reader got several great short stories in the book about writing, creation, travel, searching, and heartache. There were so many great characters- even one who represents the author. I loved Part 1, which was written in … Continue reading The Savage Detectives, by Roberto Bolaño

Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges

Amazing. Almost all of these stories (except 3) were in Labyrinths so I've read them before. But it was definitely time for a reread since I had read Labyrinths in college almost 12 years ago. Unlike that collection of fiction and essays, this collection is only fiction. Borges is an amazing storyteller, leaving you astounded … Continue reading Ficciones, by Jorge Luis Borges

The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende

This book is fantastic. I never wanted it to end. I wish I could crawl inside this book and live with this family. At the end, I am heartbroken. I am speechless. I am crying a little. This was a beautiful arrangement of magical realism, family saga, and political drama in post-war Chile. Allende's first … Continue reading The House of the Spirits, by Isabel Allende