The first Carlos Fuentes novella I have read. A very inventive re-imagining of Bram Stoker's Dracula. The language wasn't as rich and descriptive as I have come to expect from Spanish authors, but it might be the translator.The plot seemed a tad bit rushed to me. And the conclusion at the end didn't really have enough foreshadowing for it to really impact the reader. Also a few parts that were heavily emphasized seemed slightly pointless at the ending.Overall I enjoyed the novella, but the plot and characters seemed a bit cobbled together a bit too quickly.