I really enjoyed this book, but I wouldn't say it was the best book ever. The writing is absolutely beautiful and really draws you into this complex plot that slowly unfolds before you.The problem lies with the middle. The long prose can sometimes be a bit too long and I was getting frustrated a little bit. Also, I love that there are the parallels between Julián and Daniel, but it seemed to parallel a bit too perfectly. In the end, though, I would recommend it.