More coffee! The Infatuations by Javier Marías
To be honest, I had lost track of Javier Marías long before I received the commission to write a review of The Infatuations, his latest novel – apparently a murder mystery. In my ingenuous youth, I had been rather impressed, when not mesmerised, by the style, the themes and the exquisite craftsmanship displayed in novels such as All Souls and A Heart So White. Years had passed, however, and my interest, always capricious, had waned.