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The Angel's Game - Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves
The Angel's Game
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From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game — a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love.The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe... show more
From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafon, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game — a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love.The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that when I opened those windows — my new windows — each evening its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets in my ear, that I could catch on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen…In an abandoned mansion at the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martin, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he has taken refuge in the world of books and spends his nights spinning baroque tales about the city’s underworld. But perhaps his dark imaginings are not as strange as they seem, for in a locked room deep within the house lie photographs and letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has ever existed — a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.Once again, Zafon takes us into a dark, gothic universe first seen in The Shadow of the Wind and creates a breathtaking adventure of intrigue, romance, and tragedy. Through a dizzyingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780385528702 (0385528701)
Publisher: Doubleday
Pages no: 531
Edition language: English
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Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it
5.0 The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
I always finish Zafon's books thinking that I missed a bunch of things—in a good way. His stories are complex, but his characters are so well developed that they just jump off the pages. There's no doubt that some of his storylines are a little . . . weird. But I learn about about the Spanish mental...
Calyre
Calyre rated it
- Ignatius B. Samson se ha suicidado. Ha dejado inédito un relato de veinte páginas en el que muere junto a Chloé Permanyer, abrazados ambos tras haber ingerido un veneno.- ¿El auto muere en una de sus propias novelas? - pregunto Herminia, confundida.Recordé entonces lo que Sempere me había dicho la...
KristyRulebreaker
KristyRulebreaker rated it
3.0 El Juego del Ángel
No sé que decir, por un lado el libro era interesante, por el otro el fin me decepcionó.
Char's Horror Corner
Char's Horror Corner rated it
4.0 The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Last night, I listened to the end of this audiobook with tears in my eyes. I won't easily forget those last scenes. My favorite parts of this story were the visits to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I love the idea of a place where: Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The first ...
Światy z półki
Światy z półki rated it
4.0 Gra anioła
Ta ksiązka nie jaest tak dobra, jak "Cień wiatru", jednak dało się ją przeczytać.
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