Speaking of bothersome sexual exploits. . .
I just got around to reading that story in The New Yorker, "Prefiguration of Lalo Cura," and I am just blown away. It is SO GOOD! It's only the second thing by Bola?o I've read - the other one being the short story "William Burns," also in The NY, which I also thought was fantastic.
The strange thing is, a while before reading those stories I tried to read the first chapter of 2999, but I just found it dull and lifeless, nothing like these two stories. Does the style change? Or are these two stories not typical of his work?