Not too impressed with this book. It became monotonous early on and the two story threads - uncovering the death of Palomino Molero and the Lieutenant's obsession with a fisherman's wife - were somewhat disconnected. The story, told in the first person peripheral narrator (like The Great Gatsby) didn't do much to engage me into the story either. It was too distant or analytical, it made it difficult to feel any emotions. I would have appreciated it more in the first person point of view and with about 40 pages less.