If this book wasn't so short, I definitely would have DNF'd early. The first ~30 pages were so hard to get into, and I really only started liking it about ~90 pages in. Felt very Hemingway/Fitzgerald, if those dudes had been around in early 2000's Spain. But after awhile, the MC's struggles because more understandable, and his clear Imposter Syndrome was more sympathetic. This is a so-so for me, a solid 3⭐. If it were longer, it would be a Pan.