Recommended Reading from the Walkover Collection: 2666, Roberto Bolaño


The Walkover collection is located on the 2nd floor of the library under the staircase.

2666 by Roberto Bolaño
PQ8093.12.O38A12213 2008

“The American mirror, said the voice, the sad American mirror of wealth and poverty and constant useless metamorphosis, the mirror that sails and whose sails are pain.” From 1993 to 2003 there have been over 1000 unsolved murders of young women in the Mexico-US border city Juárez, this is the backdrop of Roberto Bolaño’s enormous, 900 page novel 2666. 2666 is far from your typical detective novel. For one, despite the many murders, no one seems to care. In fact, the murders are not substantively discussed until the second half of the novel. Bolaño divides the novel into five parts and each vary greatly in tone and point-of-view. Word of caution: getting adjusted to Bolaño’s writing style takes time, but is well worth it. If you’re in the mood for a mind-blowing novel that you can spend months studying, then 2666 is a must read. – Justin Abbasi, Law Library Intern