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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
Series: El cementerio de los libros olvidados (#2)
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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.
It's a Mad Mad World
It's a Mad Mad World rated it
4.0 Ängelns lek (The Angel's Game )
David Martín is a young man that dreams of becoming a writer. Unfortunately he signs a slave deal with the publishers Barrido and Escobillas. But one day a strange man that claims to be a publisher offers him a deal he can’t refuse. But is this man an angel or the devil? The Angel’s game is the se...
Momster Bookworm
Momster Bookworm rated it
5.0 The Angel's Game (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #2)
Exquisitely written! Damnation and salvation inexorably interwoven. Dark, yet redemptive. Jekyll and Hyde. Translated from Spanish, this is the prequel to 'The Shadow Of The Wind' (which has an earlier publication date). It was about half a dozen years ago, at a book fair, a stranger who was browsin...
Gecko's Corner
Gecko's Corner rated it
1.5 Das Spiel des Engels - Carlos Ruíz Zafón
Disclaimer: English first, German after the devil and the doctor Someone tried and couldn't do it: Sometimes I regret that I am often to lazy to write a review about a book I read. If you ask me, what is left in my memory about „The Shadow of the Wind“, I can't say much about it. I see a four st...
Gecko's Corner
Gecko's Corner rated it
1.5 Das Spiel des Engels - Carlos Ruíz Zafón
Disclaimer: English first, German after the devil and the doctor Someone tried and couldn't do it: Sometimes I regret that I am often to lazy to write a review about a book I read. If you ask me, what is left in my memory about „The Shadow of the Wind“, I can't say much about it. I see a four st...
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