"The Angel's Game" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

by MediaPhile@evpl on Thursday, September 3 2009, 11:13pm. Viewed 1,577 times.

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If you read and enjoyed Ruiz's international bestseller "Shadow of the Wind," you should probably read his newest (and related) novel "The Angel's Game."  This is the second in a series of novels that will all link back to the fictional Cemetery of Forgotten Books featured in "Shadow."   

"Angel's Game," set in gothic 1920s Barcelona, centers around an impoverished pulp fiction writer, David Martin, who unwittingly sells his soul to the devil.  He finds, of course, that he has made a terrible bargain and must pay a price.

The plot is labyrinthian.  Either read this one really carefully the first time, or plan on reading it twice in order to grasp all the threads.  I read it twice, and am glad I did. 

The author's website is full of intriguing tidbits, including downloadable Barcelona wallpaper and original soundtrack music composed by the author. Barcelona wallpaper

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on Saturday, September 5 2009, 10:32am

I found out about Shadow of the Wind from a one of the READ Center people at Central Library.  I read it and blogged about it.  I will definitely check out this related novel as well.

on Wednesday, September 9 2009, 2:44pm

"Shadow" is more convoluted, and the reviews are mixed, but the atmosphere that Ruiz Zafon creates is mesmerizing, if dark.