Last Evenings on Earth by Roberto Bolaño

Last Evenings on Earth

Roberto Bolaño with Chris Andrews (Translator)

219 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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Community Reviews Summary of 216 reviews


reflective 100%
emotional 55%
challenging 44%
dark 44%
sad 44%
mysterious 33%
tense 33%
adventurous 11%
relaxing 11%


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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