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  • Monsieur Pain
  • Roberto Bolaño
  • English
  • 06 January 2020
  • 9780811217149

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Read Monsieur Pain ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Roberto Bolaño Õ 0 Read review Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Roberto Bolaño Paris 1938 The Peruvian poet César Vallejo is in the hospital afflicted with an undiagnosed illness and unable to stop hiccuping His wife calls on an acuaintance of her friend Madame Reynaud the Mesmerist Pierre Pain Pain a timid bachelor is in love with the widow Reynaud and agr. I really like Bolano Every time I think about how I really like Bolano though I hear Ben Gibbard in my head un ironically defending Avril Lavigne s Complicated as being a good song Because it s good It s really really good And then there are all the cool goodreaders and Karen who is a cool goodreader but also exists in real life giggling uncontrollably and laughing at my enjoyment of Bolano just like those hipsters are doing in the Ben Gibbard bootleg I downloaded somewhere a bunch of years ago When he s good he s like a Machado de Assis style writer but in a late 20th century context When he s really good he makes all of literature seem so much important than it ever normally feels and makes reading feel exciting than anything those tards who only crack open the spine of a Vince Flynn novel on the plane traveling to their yearly convention in Vegas seem well boring Just like what those people would think wasting your time reading a 700 page book about Mexican Poets would feel like And when I think about how good he is I want to smash my laptop over my head in frustration that he s picked up this reputation of being something putrid that hipster cream themselves over when every person I know who loves books should get some kind of charge out of Bolano But anyway all of my Bolano worship behind us now this book doesn t make me feel those things This isn t that greatIt s okBut I don t want ok from the Bolano oeuvre There are other authors out there for ok There are some good parts to the novel But historical fiction even done up all weird doesn t seem to have been Bolano s strength I have a feeling that this novel wasn t written in the normal manner that he wrote though but was instead written to win prize money He mentions that Monsieur Pain was the novel that won the contests that his short story about his time living in Spain and winning contests with a novel was based on Anyway if you are going to give Bolano just one shot and them dismiss him don t read this book No matter what some of the other reviewers say this isn t typical of him and he does better work But it s a fine enough novel to spend a day or two reading

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Read Monsieur Pain ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Roberto Bolaño Õ 0 Read review Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Roberto Bolaño Another practioner of the occult sciences enters the story working for Franco using his Mesmeric expertise to interrogate prisoners as do Mme Curie tarot cards an assassination and nightmares Meanwhile Monsieur Pain haunted and guilty wanders the crepuscular rainy streets of Paris. This review may contain tiny spoilersThis was my first Bola o and judging from the other reviews I see that I should ve read 2666 andor The Savage Detectives before this one to be able to understand the references in this book To be honest maybe because I m not accustomed to this writer s style or didn t know the references I didn t like this one much Everything happened so fast while nothing was happening It abruptly ended in an aimless manner making me think Well what exactly happened Why are we told this story almost in a superficial manner I mean there is no explanation or description of how Pain is able to heal people or what was the point of Spaniards and the money or the brothers Pain comes across or the warehouse etc Is everything a part of a bigger picture that I don t know because I haven t read the books mentioned aboveIt did feel like a transition book in which nothing is really revealed and the reader is assumed to know what it is really about Unfortunately I didn t which led to a very poor reading experience because I seek to learn things from the books I read as well as some entertainment not study them using other resources before I read them so I can understand them I mean I do a lot of research for my PhD already and I turn to books to relieve the stress of constant research However asking yourself Am I missing something Am I missing the point What was the purpose of this event to occur most of the time is the opposite of what I m seeking In my opinion a stand alone novel should be enjoyed whether you know the references or familiar to the author s knowledge or not At least it has to give you something to work for some explanation some information whether woven into the story or as a preface maybe open the doors to a certain culture a certain kind of literature Unfortunately Monsieur Pain didn t do something like that for me If I hadn t seen the enthusiastic reviews of my GR friends on Bola o s other novels reading only this book wouldn t keep my interest in reading from himThough I do believe that reading other novels of the author first may give you a clear understanding of this one At least it is what I gathered reading others reviews I guess I ll see when I read the aforementioned novels in the future But till then for this one 2 stars

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Read Monsieur Pain ¹ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Roberto Bolaño Õ 0 Read review Ê PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Õ Roberto Bolaño Ees to help But two mysterious Spanish men follow Pain and bribe him not to treat Vallejo and Pain takes the money Ravaged by guilt and anxiety however he does not intend to abandon his new patient but then Pain’s access to the hospital is barred and Madame Reynaud leaves Paris. Another plotless enigma from Bola o It s set in Paris in 1938 when Pierre Pain the eponymous narrator a devotee of Mesmerism is called in by his friend Madame Reynaud to see what he can do to halt the rapid decline of Cesar Vallejo The Peruvian poet is apparently dying of hiccups Reynaud recently lost her husband in a case in which Pain s intervention was ineffective but now says she has faith in his ability to help Vallejo Pain moves about a Paris beset by surrealist distortions the hospital corridors twist in upon themselves la the New York Guggenheim It s like a modern art gallery I heard Madame Reynaud murmur The corridors are circular in fact I said If they were longer we could reach the top story without ever having noticed the climb So off they go to see Vallejo with the poet s wife leading the way But they are impeded first by a nasty physician by the name of Lejard who alluding to Pain announces he has no time for charlatans then by a formidable delegation led by the previously unavailable Dr Lemiere who now deigns to take the Vallejo case At the same time Pain is being followed for unknown reasons by two Spaniards They give him cash which he takes upbraiding himself for cowardliness His mentor Paul Rivette mentions the presence in the city of an old mutual acuaintance Pleumeur Bodou now an intelligence operative for Franco s fascists Both eventually end up in a cinema discussing a bizarre film which was grafted together from part of an aborted documentary and part of an aborted drama There is massive intercutting between the voiceover of the film Pain s thoughts and the dialogue of Pain and Pleumeur Bodou You get the idea None of this needless to say makes a bit of sense nor was it meant to Though one enjoys the deployment of the surrealist atmosphere there is no linear sense to be had only subtext to be pieced together from multiple readings This is my first The novel s a mindteaser but a pleasurable one and therefore recommended