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The Angel's Game

7 Ratings: 3.6
A book by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Book Description  From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the international phenomenonThe Shadow of the Wind, comesThe Angel’s Game--a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and … see full wiki

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Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Publisher: Doubleday
5 reviews about The Angel's Game
review by . August 29, 2010
Great expectations
Every book has a soul, according to Carlos Ruiz Zafon, and in The Angel's Game, would-be novelist David Martin discovers that for himself. Eking out his living by churning out lurid pulp fiction, David is fortunate to be living in 1920's Barcelona, a city rife with riches and horrors alike. Even better, he encounters an elegant, mysterious publisher, who makes him an offer he can't refuse: if, in the course of a year, David can produce a book good enough to start a new world order, …
review by . July 23, 2009
Picture the Gaudi city of post-World War I Barcelona unfolding as an album of old-fashioned kallitypes. Still after still, the sepia-toned images slowly flip to form a flickering portrait of life that dimly moves towards the Spanish Civil War and the shadow world of Franco and his many horrors. Into this sepia-toned realm, plummet the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and the quintessential corner bookstore owned by the fiercely literature-minded Semperes that vaguely connect author Carlos Ruiz Zafron's …
review by . May 21, 2009
David Martin has a love for books and is a lover of words. When his mother deserts him to the care of a disturbed and abusive father, David finds his solace in books and his love for the written word. This desire is fed by the owner of a neighborhood bookstore....when a young David shows up at the store battered by his father, a lifelong bond is formed between he and the owner. And when an adult David finds somewhat of a literary life in a pseudonym and the penning of a series of dark fantasy stories …
review by . May 04, 2009
This author's previous book "The Shadow of the Wind" is one of my favorite books, so it was with great anticipation that I began reading his new work. He hasn't disappointed me, as this book is as good as, if not better than, his other.    Once again we are in Barcelona, and there is a mystical aspect, as there was in the first book. Also, this one again involves the world of books, writing and reading, and as a confimed book lover that definitely appealed to me.    The …
review by . May 03, 2009
For every person who has ever wanted to write, and for some who do, this amazing story is what we all dream of creating. It pulls you in to become part of the events, giving you entrée to feel the terror and pain and love written within the pages of the book. The story leaves you wanting to read ahead to find out what happens, but knowing that to do so means to miss some portion of the amazing storytelling and the emotion that walks alongside.     They say those who have lost …
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