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Ny reality that I wouldn t be able to stop thinking about them for the rest of the day They seem hard to tie together as you re reading them but taking the time to concentrate while reading definitely becomes worth it by the end The narrator comes clearly into focus time starts to align and we essentially see the impact of M s Very definitely not a book to be rushed through It demands to be mulled over slowly Very digressive and meditative I found it to have much the same conceptual *Content As A Lot * as a lot the poetry I ve been reading lately DISCLAIMER I am The Publisher Of The Book And Thus publisher of the book and thus approximately two years reading and editing and working on it So take my review with a grain of salt or the nderstanding that I am deeply invested in this text and know it ite well Also I would really appreciate it if you would purchase this book since it would benefit Open Letter directlyNot really as tight as My Two Worlds but maybe emotionally gripping I love Heather Cleary s translation and all the little stories that the narrator recounts from his childhood friend especially the one about the eye and the railroad tracks I hope that sounds intriguing It s kind of hard to review our own books on here but I just want to say that
I m extremely proud that we took a chance on Sergio and signed on three of his m extremely proud that we took a chance on Sergio and signed on three of his way back when He s a fanta. Aires in the early 1970s He convinces himself that M must have died in this explosion and he begins to tell the story of their friendship through a series interconnected vignettes hoping in this way to reanimate his friend an. ,
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Really Know How To Explainknow how to explain plot so I ll let the publisher do it for me When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside the narrator s thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend M who was abducted from his home years ago during a spasm of political
VIOLENCE IN BUENOS AIRES IN THEin Buenos Aires in the 1970s He convinces himself that M must have died in this explosion and he begins to tell the story of their friendship through a series interconnected vignettes hoping in this way to reanimate his friend and relive the time they spent together wandering the streets of Buenos AiresOk that sounds about right But this book isn t so much about the politics in Buenos Aires This book is about memory friendship and loss The narrator goes over many different segmented memories of himself and his time with his friend M The book meanders around sharply focusing on certain instances for a while then tumbles right into a new memory I was tugged about by the narrator s thoughts not by any real chronology The nconventional structure was difficult at first but it sort of parallels how memories really areThe Planets was definitely a slow read but I do believe that it was worth it Sometimes I would get so wrapped p in the strange stories told about M or told by M with no apparent connection to When he reads about a mysterious explosion in the distant countryside the narrator’s thoughts turn to his disappeared childhood friend M who was abducted from his home years ago during a spasm of political violence in Buenos. .
S Uneven ltimately parts of it are lovely deeply felt and and parts are not failing alternately for being too vague or too explicit Too many connections are explained which should been left to intuit and too much time is spent talking about silence when some actual silence would have sufficed I m left with the suspicion that this book isn t ite about what Chejfec thinks it s about that the Sebaldian meditations on identity memory and the city are ltimately weightless and beside the point I like Chejfec s style and I look forward to reading his
future books but I wish that he would stop trying to write likebooks but I wish that he would stop trying to write like and write like himself He s a surprisingly good storyteller this was something I never managed to realize in My Two Worlds and a better storyteller than philosopher The existential conclusions the book draws are disappointingly obvious and do not explain the book as if the book itself were a planet that could not see the star it was orbiting PS I won my copy of this book through a GoodReads giveaway so would like to thank Open Letter for that and for their general fabulousness A good book about friendship identity and political violence and terror Sometimes it drags too much and I would prefer a bit action and less introspection and a bit of humor too So overall it s a Restoration uite boring book Excellent translatio. D relive the time they spent together wandering the streets of Buenos AiresSergio Chejfec’s The Planets is an affecting and innovative exploration of mourning remembrance and friendship by one of Argentina’s modern masters.