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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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. Carlos Gamerro’s The Islands. At that moment a giant hand descended from the sky and lifting up one corner, like someone getting ready to pull off a plaster, it tore off the skin of the city to reveal the desolate heath beneath, the windswept pastures, the streams of stone, the rocks and mud and bogs of the Islands.

George rated it really liked it Aug 21, Gamerro strips the surface from Buenos Aires and every character in the novel, to reveal their connection to Argentina’s traumatic past.

By the way, the entire book is written in a style of unnecessary detail, as every object and event is written with insane detail.


Don’t read this book.

David Ralph Lewis rated it it islss amazing Oct 02, Matthew Crockatt in The Huffington Post. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Carlos Gamerro

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The Islands – Carlos Gamerro: an overview of the reviews and critical reactions

The only redeeming quality I found was the character development. A computer whizz, he is contracted by a megalomaniac businessman to track down the witnesses to a crime, and so starts a delirious romp through Buenos Aires ofwith frequent diversions into But, gajerro, a fun book. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. First ever book club.

I read this book in Spanish, so my review is in Spanish as well. You might be thinking that this sounds completely brilliant—a kind of surreal, Borgesian thriller; or you might be thinking that it sounds completely unreadable—a slippery, unrealistic plot in which nothing will stay still long enough for you to grasp what on earth is going on.

Write a customer review. The Guardian Books Podcast go to minute All I was doing was slogging through descriptive words as I waited for the actual plot to kick in. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Read more Read less.

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The Economist, Nov 26th Despite being fascinated by Argentina and the Falklands war and the military junta of the time with all of gamefro crimes and horrors, I just couldn’t get into this book and it was a step too far for me to enjoy it. I thought the book with its fantastical, metaphorical flourishes would appeal to me but I confess I didn’t really like it at all.

English – Carlos Gamerro

There’s a problem loading this menu right now. But where is the English listing on Goodreads. It’s not new, but it is new in English translation, for which it was specially revised. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Amazon Second Chance Pass it on, trade it in, give it a second life. Anthony Cummins in The Observer: It is testament to the precision of the translator Ian Gamefro, who worked in collaboration with the author Carlos Gamerro, that the English-language version is as inventive, dexterous and shocking as the Spanish original published over twelve years ago.

Carlos Gamerro interviewed by Charlotte Higgins. Sunday, 14 October Book review: Overall a very interesting read though.