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
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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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Community Reviews Summary of 346 reviews


reflective 83%
emotional 61%
dark 55%
challenging 38%
mysterious 38%
sad 38%
adventurous 16%
relaxing 16%
tense 16%
funny 5%
hopeful 5%
informative 5%
lighthearted 5%


slow 47%
medium 29%
fast 23%

Plot- or character-driven?

Character: 71% | Plot: 14% | A mix: 14%

Strong character development?

It's complicated: 66% | No: 16% | N/A: 16%

Loveable characters?

It's complicated: 64% | Yes: 21% | No: 14%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 58% | No: 25% | It's complicated: 16%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 61% | It's complicated: 38%

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