Savage Detectives is in the mode of a road trip with Hunter S Thompson or Jack Kerouac. For those who were there and did that, it's a bit of a slog. Here, Latino guys are all misogynist, poets are pretentious and women whores, easy lays or dirty hippy-chicks (the body-builder chapter is an exception. She is a fascinating female protagonist).The book has endless pages of teenagers' coming-of-age tales. After reading and loving Bolarno's 2666 on audiobooks, I was in misery finishing this novel. Worth reading if you're into discovering Bolano's works pre-2666. Great performances by the voice-over artists.