The Angel's Game

by Zafón, Carlos Ruiz | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0753826496 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingBoekentrolwing of Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on 9/19/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingBoekentrolwing from Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Sunday, September 19, 2010
Synopsis:
"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 are letters hinting at the mysterious death of the previous owner. Like a slow poison, the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Then 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 with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, perhaps more. But soon David realises that there is a connection between this haunting book and the shadows that surround his home. Set in the turbulent 1920s, The Angel's Game takes us back to the gothic universe of the Cemetery of the Forgotten Books the Sempere and Son bookshop, and the winding streets of Barcelona's old quarter."

Journal Entry 2 by wingBoekentrolwing at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands on Monday, January 03, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (1/4/2011 UTC) at Leeuwarden, Fryslân (Friesland) Netherlands

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Found this book on many wishlists and therefor I decided to buy it, in case one of them would win a sweepstakes or other RABCK-game.
So far that hasn't happened, so I decided to send it on, to a BC-member who has it on her wishlist and I hope she will enjoy this book.
Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 3 by itpdx at Portland, Oregon USA on Monday, January 10, 2011
totje2, thank you for this generous RABCK, fulfilling a wish

Journal Entry 4 by itpdx at Portland, Oregon USA on Wednesday, April 11, 2012
This one slowly grabs you and then never lets go! What is happening to David Martin, a writer, as the seasons turn in 1920's Barcelona?

The story is spooky with lots of semi-deserted old buildings and graveyard scenes and an unreliable (?) narrator.

Journal Entry 5 by itpdx at www.bookobsessed.com, Book Relay -- Controlled Releases on Thursday, April 12, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (4/12/2012 UTC) at www.bookobsessed.com, Book Relay -- Controlled Releases

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This book is off to crimson-tide as part of the keep it going in reverse wish list relay

Journal Entry 6 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Thursday, April 26, 2012
Wow, thanks very much itpdx! I've been looking for this one for a while... :-)

Journal Entry 7 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, April 29, 2016
Classic Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Has been described as gothic Faustian pulp fiction and I'd have to agree. Overwritten and overplotted, but somehow still manages to draw you in. Very atmospheric descriptions of "the city of the dammed".

Soon off to another reader as a wishlist tag.

Journal Entry 8 by wingcrimson-tidewing at Balingup, Western Australia Australia on Friday, April 29, 2016

Released 3 yrs ago (4/29/2016 UTC) at Balingup, Western Australia Australia

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This has been the laggard of the bunch, but has now caught up with the other travellers. So off to catsalive as a wishlist tag. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 9 by catsalive at Rooty Hill, New South Wales Australia on Friday, May 06, 2016
Thanks for tagging me, crimson-tide.

Released 4 wks ago (10/17/2019 UTC) at Nature's Harvest - Tinto Street Library in Acacia Gardens , New South Wales Australia

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