Watch the amazing Locus juggle several books at once, and try not to drop any! Free admission.
This was an amazing read, but would probably make little sense to anyone not familiar with the political, social, and cultural goings-on in Spain during the 1990s. The story is loosely held together by a painting of the royal family commissioned in the 90s, but left unfinished for two decades. In a reverse Dorian Gray theme, the figures in the painting remain untouched while Spanish society (and the subjects of the portrait itself) decays around them.
Edit: Also, it's good to be back in the land of reading and writing. It's been a complicated couple of months, but things are finally slowing down enough for me to relax with books!