For my series this summer, I am providing selections of book reviews by country. Either the author is from the country named in the post, or the book is set there.
To my shame, I have only archived three reviews from Spain. I loved Water-Blue Eyes by Domingo Villar (translator Martin Schifino) and At Close Quarters by Eugenio Fuentes (also translated by Martin Schifino), so I am going to have to do something about this sorry state of affairs.
Water-Blue Eyes: "You simply can’t beat this book for plot, character, atmosphere, a sense of place and poetry, and sheer readability."
At Close Quarters: "I found this a wonderful book, both in its confident telling of the story with no need for over-complicated, violent solutions, and in the author's fantastic ability to write from the perspective of the teenager, the old man or woman, the widow or divorcee, the soldier, the businessman or the maid. And in the telling, the country and its people come alive before your eyes. Without a doubt, a five-star read."