Your reviews and general commentary are all delightful. Not sure if you will reach the target this year though, another 40 to go. Will look forward to having you added to the true Styleforum intellectuals in 2014. Skrew the academics. As for Bolano, I enjoyed the 2 short novels Distant Star and By Night in Chile. But 2666 is definitely on another level, not only size-wise but also in ambition, scope and ultimate reader satisfaction. It is surreal and very strange; partly brilliant, partly tedious but always unsettling. I think it is a must-read. I will try some of his other shorter works as well but I doubt anything will equal 2666. I am still wondering about the meaning of the title. And of the whole 1,000 or so pages.