Sunday, May 24, 2009

A 2666 Invitation - Read A Long

May 1 - September 30, 2009

I am late posting this one because I just learned of it. Claire of Kiss a Cloud and Steph of Steph and Tony Investigate are challenging readers to read Roberto Bolano's huge tome this summer. M writes:
Beginning this first week of May, Steph and I are reading Roberto Bolaño's posthumous masterpiece, 2666, together. 2666 is made up of five books, all meant by Bolaño to be published separately. As it is, his estate decided to publish them all together in one volume, which may or may not have been the right choice. But consequently, a number of readers have expressed experiencing a burnout from reading the whole book in one go. Others suggest that to be able to enjoy this tremendous piece of work, it's helpful to read each of the five books singly, interspersing them with other books. That's what we've decided to do.
Their plan is to read one book a month. The schedule is as follows:
  • May ~ Part 1: The Part About the Critics, pp. 1-160
  • June ~ Part 2: The Part About Amalfitano, pp. 161-228
  • July ~ Part 3: The Part About Fate, pp. 229-350
  • August ~ Part 4: The Part About the Crimes, pp. 351-634
  • September ~ Part 5: The Part About Archimboldi, pp. 635-894
They are also asking that participants write a wrap-up post for each part at the end of each month, or thereabouts.

It is not to late to join this learn more and to sign up, visit the post about the challenge.