Has any reader ever taught Roberto Bolaño's Los detectives salvajes? Because I am tempted to include it in my upper level lit course next semester, but I don't want to cause myself an unnecessary headache (I know it's not the easiest read, but there is a difference between being successful at engaging the students and frustrating them to the point where it poisons the atmosphere of the course for the rest of the semester). I have been quite successful teaching things like Carlos Gamerro's An Open Secret (in translation, to students with little background on Argentina's history). So I like a good teaching challenge, but I would like to hear other people's experiences.
And for those readers who do not teach in my field but have read the novel, what is your take on it?