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One of the best books I’ve ever read. Funny, sometimes hysterically so, and yet heartwarming with genuine moments of pure magic. I did not expect the meta-moments in the novel, especially the narrator, who constantly refers to the fictitious ‘original’ historian who recounted Don Quixote’s exploits. This same translator/narrator also gave the funniest cliff-hanger ending I’ve ever read. I loved that the Don himself is immensely worldly and wise, and the contrast to his overriding madness was stark. Love the characters.

Brilliant. Read it.