La pista de hielo (Narrativas hispánicas, Band ) | Roberto Bolano | ISBN: | Kostenloser Versand für alle Bücher mit Versand und Verkauf . The Skating Rink is a novel by the Chilean author Roberto Bolaño. A translation from the Author, Roberto Bolaño. Original title, La Pista de Hielo. Translator. The Skating Rink, Roberto Bolaño (trans. Chris Andrews). New Directions. pp , $ In his famous (if rather ungainly titled) essay Introduction.
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Goodreads helps you keep track of books robberto want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Hirlo for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. When she is suddenly dropped from the Olympic team, a pompous but besotted civil servant sec Set in the seaside town of Z, on the Costa Brava, north of Barcelona, The Skating Rink oscillates between two poles: When she is suddenly dropped from the Olympic team, a pompous but besotted civil servant secretly builds a skating rink in the ruined Palacio Benvingut, using public funds.
But Nuria has affairs, provokes jealousy, and the skating rink becomes a crime scene. A mysterious pair psita women, an ex-opera singer and a taciturn girl often armed with a knife, turn up as well. Who was the murderer? Will the murderer be caught? Pisyapages. Published August 28th by New Directions first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
Bollano ask other readers questions about The Skating Rinkplease sign up. Me lleno de curiosidad al escoger este libro, algo me lo atrajo hacia mi. Una de mis partes favoritas es cuando dos de las versiones cruzan en una misma escena. Dos enamorados frente a frente para enfrentarse.
See 1 question about Roherto Skating Rink…. Lists with This Book. Aug 31, Jim Fonseca rated it really liked it Shelves: A haunting novel by the much-acclaimed, late Roberto Bolano.
A cast of characters from both sides of the tracks assemble in a coastal resort town in Spain. We have a governmental official, second-in-command to the woman mayor of the city; an opportunistic entrepreneurial businessman who runs tourist gift shops and bars; a down-and-out Chilean poet who could that be? The story is told from the point of view of the first three, all males, as sequential one-voice chapters.
The story is structured as a who-done-it, but unlike your usual murder mystery, no one gets killed until very late in the book, so, part of the mystery is, who is going to get murdered?
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But, since this is Bolano, we don’t read this book for the mystery. The author creates a dream-like environment with a lot of local color, character development and dark humor.
Almost everyone in the novel is in love with someone so it is also pjsta a book about love, unrequited love, lust and romance. Photo of Psita in Catalonia from 1zoom. View all 8 comments. Apr 03, Paul rated it really liked it Shelves: It is a mix of genres; a touch of murder mystery, which is bolno secondary to the plot. Throw in obsession, political corruption, immigration, poets, a seaside resort on the Costa Brava, a homeless opera singer, an Olympic skater, a ruined mansion, the influence of Borges, a secret skating rink, a love triangle and lots of individual oddities.
The novel is set in a Costa Brava town over a summer season and the hielp is told alternately by three men; a Mexican poet, who is an illegal immigrant and works as a night watchman at a camp site; a civil servant who embezzles public money to build the skating rink for Nuria Marti, a beautiful skater who has been dropped from the Olympic team and needs somewhere to practice; and a Chilean writer who runs a group of jewellery shops.
Working out who the victim will be is fun; working out the murderer much more difficult and unimportant. One of the issues I had was that the narrative voices were a little alike piwta tended to merge into each other. Y me dejaron absuelto en la paz de mi sentito. El poeta chileno se encuentra inmerso en la escritura, llena de detalles, y con frecuencia se pierde en las mismas circunstancias.
Sin dudas este segundo libro del escritor no fue unos de los mejores. The plot which is quite intricate for a novel of this length is told from a narrative viewpoint that rotates between three characters. This device is interesting as it illuminates the characters and events from different perspectives, but it is not entirely successful. Sometimes it has the effect of getting in the way, of clouding and over-complicating the story. The voices are difficult to differentiate initially, but one gets the hang of it before long.
The Skating Rink is a solid and ambitious first novel, though there is nothing groundbreaking here. Posta 24, Bokano rated it it was amazing. It’s five star time! If this rating were a rap song it would be telling you to Pop Champagne and fill your cup with Patron. Then the Auto-Tune would begin. But since it is a review on an internet book site, it is pksta at you in five little orange stars, which, according to Good Reads mean “It was amazing. Maybe Hieko guilty of loving the perfect exercises of an author instead ls their giant sprawling attempts at cramming all of life into one novel.
Yes, the former is more ambitious but at what cost?
I don’t feel so bad about saying that this is by a large margin my favorite of Bolano’s works. First of all, the main narrative thread is amazing. An assistant to the mayor of a Spanish town becomes obsessed with an ice skater who has been kicked off the national team so he uses government money to build her a rink in the ruins of a broken down palace. Then toss in three competing narrators, all with their own angles on the story, and all equally fascinating.
Add a murder mystery with a genuinely surprising set of twists and turns. Despite the narrator pyrotechnics, this is actually the most reigned in I’ve ever seen Bolano. Sure there are the usual diversions about sex, pop culture, and poetry.
But they are relevant to the story mostly and do a lot of work to keep some thematic cohesion going.
I think the firmer set of boundaries that comes with this semi-foray into detective fiction makes him a better storyteller. The short chapters keep him honest, making Bolano choose his moments of meditation carefully in a fast-paced what-happens-next kind of book.
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Overall, I can’t say with authority that his is finest work can I? It is simply my favorite. But especially for newcomers to his stuff, this would be an ideal starting point.
Then you can move on to hundreds of pages of clinically described murders in the Mexican desert. View all 3 comments. Pista de hielo no es pretenciosa, no tiene aires de grandeza, y puede que por eso me haya gustado tanto. Por ello, igual puede ser terriblemente comunicativo, que ser un espectador silencioso. Se conforma con poco, y vive intentando atesorar momentos felices.
Me cae bien Gaspar. Es el que tira la piedra y esconde la mano, esperando que todo vaya a salirle bien, sin que le cueste demasiado esfuerzo. Si sucede algo o no, lo voy a dejar sin desvelar. Tiene una manera muy peculiar de describir personajes. He de decir que me hubiera gustado darle entre 3 y 4 estrellas, pero eso no es posible, y se queda con 3. One of the New Directions series that came out this year, The Skating Rink is a brief, intense, and very memorable novel from Bolano.
It could have been one of the many branching stories that populateit even shares some themes, and even scenes, with that monster of a book. It is a story of murder, obsession, small-time political corruption, the immigrant experience in Spain, and because it is Bolanomadness, sex, violence, ghosts, poets who are detectives, society’s dropouts, nightmare One of the New Directions series that came out this year, The Skating Rink is a brief, intense, and very memorable novel from Bolano.
It is a story of murder, obsession, small-time political corruption, the immigrant experience in Spain, and because it is Bolanomadness, sex, violence, ghosts, poets who are detectives, society’s dropouts, nightmares, and fragmented, multiple-perspective narration.
The story unfolds over one summer in the coastal town of Z, focusing on three main narrators, who tell the story of the central murder through the lens of their own experiences and prejudices. All the characters feel real and fully drawn, and as is always the case with Bolano, the prose is brilliant, unsettling, dream-like, and really sticks with you after you have closed the pages of the book.
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Bolano is my current favorite contemporary author if it is proper to refer to a dead person as contemporary and The Skating Rink is more sure proof of his talent. Oct 26, Drew rated it really liked it Shelves: Like in The Savage Detectiveshe spent pages or so having approximately eight characters describe their interactions with Ulises Lima and Arturo Belano. In The Skating Rinkhe increases the dimension and diminishes the scope, taking three characters as the teaser says, a ‘corrupt and pompous civil servant, a beleaguered romantic poet, and a duplicitous local entrepreneur’ and I’m sure I don’t need to spell it out.
If you haven’t, this probably isn’t an ideal starting point. Dec 21, Lee rated it liked it Shelves: Read this in way too many sittings, sort of failed it I think, since it’s dense and narrated by three not-so-distinct voices, like a polyphonic warmup for the Savage Detectives someone on here said something similar.
The rink itself, constructed inside a ruined palace, is a beautiful image of obsession. The blades of a skate are a lethal weapon, you know. The voice of Enriq, the fat civil servant lover of the skater, I loved, but not so much the other two. Read it distractedly thanks to wailin Read this in way too many sittings, sort of failed it I think, since it’s dense and narrated by three not-so-distinct voices, like a polyphonic warmup for the Savage Detectives someone on here said something similar.
Read it distractedly thanks to wailing baby and sleep deprivation.
Will try to read again someday since it feels like it’s maybe better than it seemed to me — some characters and relations and scenes may have been smeared! Seemed like an evolution toward ‘s clarity from Antwerp’s confounded cubistic crime prose poem. Also seemed like the story “The Beach” derives from this — maybe it’s a deleted bit in Remo’s voice?