We don’t see with our eyes, but with our mind; that’s why we often ‘see’ things that aren’t actually there, things that we file under the generic term ‘hallucinations’. Hallucinations don't have to be visual, as Oliver Sacks explains in his new and fascinating book: they can also be olfactory or au..
Jumping from the grotesque to horror, Much Loved Monster records the unusual conversation between two characters that to begin with seem very different, but who discover as their verbal tussle continues something that links them together: an obsession with a possessive mother. Javier Tomeo confirms ..
The mysteries of female desire. Catherine Millet addresses the life and work of D. H. Lawrence. Catherine Millet, author of the scandalous The Sex Life of Catherine M., delves into the work of D. H. Lawrence, author of the once scandalous Women in Love and Lady Chatterley's Lover. Why Lawrence?..
An inventive, thought-provoking and characteristically bold collection of short fiction and essays from Hanif Kureishi, centered around the vexed relationship between love and hate. In the story of a Pakistani woman who has begun a new life in Paris, an essay about the writing of Kureishi's acclaime..
In this triangular story Raymond watches over the conjugal happiness of Adrián and Lala, his old girlfriend, and cannot stand it. He decides to intervene in it, masked with a false beard. But even small evils can have horrendous side effects. The danger becomes more intense when Elisa and her daught..
The calm life of science writer Joe Rose is shattered when he sees a man die in a freak hot-air balloon accident. A stranger named Jed Parry joins Rose in helping to bring the balloon to safety, but unknown to Rose, something passes between Parry and himself on that day that will change both of thei..
The main protagonist of this novel, branded as the emblem for its generation, is an antihero who has given up the fight. He is a thirty-year-old IT engineer who is fed up with his job and bored of his fellow human beings, and thinks little of sex after a thirty year period of chastity. There is no m..
Molly Lane dies at the age of 46. The book begins with her funeral, with the most important men of her life among the mourners: eminent composer Clive; newspaper editor Vernon, her billionaire husband George, and Julian, a well known right-wing politician and current candidate for Prime Minister. A ..
On a chilly February day, two old friends meet in the throng outside a London crematorium to pay their last respects to Molly Lane. Both Clive Linley and Vernon Halliday had been Molly's lovers in the days before they reached their current eminence: Clive is Britain's most successful modern composer..
/ El perspicaz Hobbes escribió una frase terrible que podríamos repetir todos: "El día que yo nací, mi madre parió dos gemelos: yo y mi miedo."» Así comienza este viaje al país del miedo donde aparecen los miedos normales y los miedos patológicos; se investiga por qué unas personas son más miedosas..
/ Varias historias coincidentes, pero en esencia es la historia de un hombre atormentado. Pedro Juan, el personaje mitico de la Trilogia sucia de La Habana, quien ahora tiene 50 anos y pretende escribir una novela. Tiene amores con dos mujeres bien diferentes. Una sueca de cuarenta anos, y una pic..
Year 2027. France is preparing for a presidential election that is very likely to be won by a TV star. The strong man behind this candidacy is the current Economy and Finance Minister, Bruno Juge, for whom Paul Raison, the protagonist of the novel, a taciturn and unbelieving man, works as an adviser..