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The Infatuations by Javier Marías
The Infatuations by Javier Marías
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4.0 out of 5 stars Love, Death and Balzac, 15 Aug 2014
Javier Marías is a profoundly unique writer. Despite this he is frequently and deliberately derivative. His literature is a synthesis of Literature as a whole. The Infatuations is a remarkable novel because of the ambiguities it exposes and the understanding it demands from the reader. Reviewers who dismiss the 'unlikeable' characters dismiss the eternal January that is human nature. Two faces, two million motives. Well worth reading and smouldering over, cocktail in hand.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Trousers, 3 April 2014
A brilliant pair of trousers from my favourite label. Can be worn with anything from t-shirts to collared shirts and ties. Everyone should have a pair tucked away.
Crusader Archaeology: The Material Culture of the &hellip by Adrian J. Boas
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Overview, 3 April 2014
The archaeology of the crusades is a surprisingly under-researched topic, largely owing to the political and cultural difficulties in assessing much of the material outside Israel. This text (now 15 years old) is a rather authoritative overview of the topic.

If one is studying Levantine castles, however, as I was - there isn't a great deal of material here one couldn't find elsewhere.

A fully updated edition would be a useful undertaking for the author.

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