Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño

Last Evenings on Earth

Roberto Bolaño

288 pages first pub 2006 (editions)

fiction short stories challenging emotional reflective medium-paced


"The melancholy folklore of exile," as Roberto Bolano once put it, pervades these fourteen haunting stories. Bolano's narrators are usually writers grappling with private (and generally unlucky) quests, who typically speak in the first person, as ...

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reflective 90%
emotional 60%
challenging 40%
dark 40%
mysterious 40%
sad 40%
tense 30%
adventurous 10%
relaxing 10%


slow 40%
medium 30%
fast 30%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 55% | A mix: 22% | Plot: 22%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 62% | No: 25% | N/A: 12%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 66% | Yes: 22% | No: 11%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 75% | No: 25%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 55% | It's complicated: 44%

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