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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.