Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me (Penguin Modern Classics)
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me is a gripping and moving meditation on the hold that the dead have over the living, by Javier Marías, whose highly-anticipated new novel The Infatuations is published in 2013. Véctor, a ghostwriter, is just about to have an affair with Marta, a married woman,... show more
Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me is a gripping and moving meditation on the hold that the dead have over the living, by Javier Marías, whose highly-anticipated new novel The Infatuations is published in 2013. Véctor, a ghostwriter, is just about to have an affair with Marta, a married woman, when - in the bedroom, half-undressed - she drops dead in his arms. He panics and slips away. But Marta's family are all too aware that she was not alone when she died, and Deán, the widowed husband, is determined to find out who was sharing her bed that night. Véctor, accustomed to a life of pretending, finds that he cannot live in the shadows forever.
Publish date: August 2nd 2012
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, Literary Fiction
, 20th Century
, Spanish Literature
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If you are struck by the beauty of a thought or an idea, just having ventured into Tomorrow in the Battle Think on Me's world, do not bother to highlight! It is with high probability that you are going to read this exact same thought or idea further on. It may sound exciting the first time around an...
This novel blew me away and I'm still working to fit my pieces together. I got lost into Marías' winding train of thoughts and I'm still trying to find my way back to reality. What was it that I liked so much about this novel? Well, everything: the plot, the subtle humor, the flow of words, the idea...
My first clue to the structure of this novel, or the first one that I twigged to, was the recurrent untied shoelace. Untied shoelaces kept popping up, for no apparent reason. What is the significance of untied shoelaces that appear on pages 38, 80, 88, 112, 113, 131, 132, 136, 230, 238? I still d...
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