Earlier this month, eBookNewser reported on the formation of an online Roberto Bolano reading group eMeeting at bolanobolano.com. The group formed to read the Chilean author’s door stopper masterpiece 2666, and the group begins today.
Here’s what the group’s founder, Matt Bucher, told eBookNewser in an email exchange about his sense of how many people are participating in the group read:
The numbers are hard to gauge because many people just say they are participating without really registering anywhere. We have about 250 people on bolano-l (a Google group), another 150 in the Facebook group, several dozen others scattered throughout (the forums, Twitter only, Goodreads only, Tumblr only, etc.). I would put it in the hundreds right now, but today is just the first day of the group read. I expect participation might increase as we post more articles that engage more readers.
Of course, you can’t read Bolano as an eBook, because the Wiley Agency is apparently holding on to the right for now, but at least you can talk about Bolano’s biggest book online.