booksof2012 (booksof2012) wrote in 50bookchallenge,

#9 The Adventure of the Powder Room by Eduardo Mendoza

I enjoyed reading it immensely, mostly thanks to absurdity of the characters and situations. Therefore the half-smile I reserve for nonsenses of the humanity has not faded from my face till the last page.

However, this book left me irritated with myself that I know too little of Spanish history to fully understand the author's  observations on cultural and political changes in Barcelona. But then I have only myself and my lazy ass to blame.

Overall, I am afraid I might have started my adventure with Spanish books too early and too hastily. May in Barcelona still seems very distant and all the reminders of that make the reality only duller and grayer.

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