"Thou shalt not extinguish thine anger, but shall master it,
that thy conscience may not be blunted by adjustment
to wrong causes." -The Dutch Ten Commandments to Foil the Nazis
I am a little disappointed at the prospect of a Javier Marias novel in which something happens, but I'll read it anyway. Reading through some of the coverage in advance of his book, I was excited to learn that he's considered a short-list candidate for the Nobel Prize in literature: it'd be interesting to be in the position of having already read most of a laureate's work when he won the Prize.