Javier Marías

NWPR Books
10:07 am
Mon August 12, 2013

Addictive 'Infatuations' Takes A Metaphysical Look At Crime

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Originally published on Mon August 12, 2013 10:48 am

If you're like me, you probably feel exhausted just thinking about how much cultural stuff is out there. A friend recently told me he was reading an acclaimed Hungarian novelist whose books I've never opened. "Please tell me he stinks," I begged, "so I don't have to read him."

"Actually, he's great," came the reply, and I groaned. This was something I didn't want to know.

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