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


In the short story "Silva the Eye," Bolano writes in the opening sentence: "It's strange how things happen, Mauricio Silva, known as The Eye, always tried to escape violence, even at the risk of being considered a coward, but the violence, the rea...

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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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