And, well: here are the books I want to read in 2010. Many of these are left over from 2009's list... The deal is the same as before, I'll be adding to this list as the year goes along; if you have any suggestions for me, please leave them in the comments.
(Actually the list is now books I plan to be reading in 2011. For the books that were on this list that I read in 2010 and removed from the list, see A Year of Reading.)
i'm working my way through 2666. good so far. only 700 or so pages in, so i'm still waiting to see what the plot turns out to be :)
Robyn borrowed his guitar....
(and by 'his' i mean 'the guy who posted the pic', not Bolaño)
Understood :) -- it is a delightful pic alright.
I wouldn't say Death in the Andes is one of Vargas Llosa best books. However, being rather short, it may be a good starting point for you if you haven't read him before, as most of his trademarks are all there.
Good luck with your readings!
Thanks -- I got interested in Vargas Llosa by reading an essay Pamuk wrote about Death in the Andes -- so I figured I would start with that one.
Independent People by Halldór Laxness and possibly The Growth of the Soil or Hunger by Knut Hamsun
Dialogos Borges-Sabato by Orlando Barone
Cat's Table, Michael Ondaatje. Casi nunca, Daniel Sada.