The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño

The Savage Detectives

Roberto Bolaño with Natasha Wimmer (Translator)

fiction literary reflective slow-paced

577 pages | first published 1998

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The Savage Detectives is an exuberant, raunchy, wildly inventive, and ambitious novel from one of the greatest Latin American authors of our age. New Year's Eve, 1975: Arturo Belano and Ulises Lima, founders of the visceral realist movement in ...
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Summary of 1264 reviews

Moods

challenging 68%
reflective 62%
adventurous 54%
mysterious 49%
funny 35%
dark 25%
sad 23%
emotional 17%
inspiring 15%
tense 11%
informative 7%
lighthearted 5%
hopeful 3%
relaxing 1%

Pace

slow 64%
medium 30%
fast 5%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 62% | A mix: 34% | Plot: 2%

Strong character development?

Yes: 47% | It's complicated: 36% | No: 15%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 53% | Yes: 25% | No: 17% | N/A: 2%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 84% | No: 10% | It's complicated: 5%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 63% | It's complicated: 28% | No: 5% | N/A: 2%

Average rating

4.01

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