'A masterpiece, the electrifying literary event of the year. 2666: The Best Book of 2008.' -- Time Magazine
'Bolano's last and greatest novel... A giant work, strange and marvellous and impossible funny.' -- LA Times
'Bolano's masterwork... narrative velocity, polyphonic range, inventiveness and bravery.'
-- New York Review of Books
'Bolaño, from Chile, has long been recognised as one of the greats of late 20th- and early 21st-century fiction.' -- Claire Armistead, Literary Editor - The Guardian
'His masterpiece.' -- David Sexton, Literary Editor - The Evening Standard
'Not only a supreme capstone to his own vaulting ambition, but a landmark in what's possible for the novel.' -- The New York Times
'One of the greatest and most distinctive voices in modern fiction.' -- The Sunday Times
'The Chilean is being canonised by critics as the first great writer of this century.' -- Henry Hitchings, The Financial Times
'The most hotly anticipated novel of the new year... A visionary exploration of life and literature.' -- The Guardian
`Four literary scholars search for an elusive author, in a complex and allusive book overflowing with characters and storylines'
-- Sunday Times - 100 Best Holiday Reads
'The Chilean is being canonised by critics as the first great writer of this century.'