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Third Reich by Robert Bolano.. What captivates about this is the blur of the line between the reliable narrator and the containment of a war game to the game board. Mystery and magic, like a lucid dream.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Novelists tend to be remembered for their most remarkable characters, and in Udo Berger, Bolaño has created someone complex, sometimes frustrating and absolutely unforgettable . . . Compassionate, disturbing and deeply felt, [The Third Reich is] as much of a gift as anything the late author has given us."


"Bolaño was a writer with tricks up his sleeve, and he distributed his wiles across many genres: novellas, poetry, short stories, essays and the epic 1,100-page 2666. So what’s The Third Reich like? Capering, weird, rascally and short. Imagine a cross between Thomas Mann’s Death in Venice, the CLUE board game and a wargames fanzine. It’s a scathing novel with a lot of exuberance to it, not unlike the man who wrote it . . . The Third Reich is giddily funny, but it is also prickly and bizarre enough to count among Bolaño’s first-rate efforts."

The Economist

Author bio: Roberto Bolaño was born in Santiago, Chile, in 1953. He grew up in Chile and Mexico City, where he was a founder of the Infrarealist poetry movement. He is the author of The Savage Detectives, which received the Herralde Prize and the Rómulo Gallegos Prize, and 2666, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award. Bolaño died in Blanes, Spain, at the age of fifty. More information can be found here:ño?utm_source=fsgadult&utm_medium=ReadOn&utm_campaign=carousel#biography

Book Details: General Fiction; (288 pp. Fog-of-war-ish: Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

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