“I had a friend once. Indeed, at the time, I only had one friend. His names was Andrés and he lived in Paris and, much to my his delight, I travelled to that city to see him.
Overly graphic sex scenes, frayed emotions, language in translation, meditations on man’s relationship with nature and the cities or town spaces most people live in, modern Spain, government corrup
“Fans of thrillers with the hint of the supernatural will enjoy reading . . .”
If you are going to read this novel, make time to do so. There is no point in starting and then going off to do something else, for when you come back you will probably have to start again.
“many of the stories have the feel of being a novel in gestation.”
The stories of Javier Marías have a surprising tendency to sneak up on the reader again long after reading them.