The Angel's Game...: Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Angel's Game... Carlos Ruiz Zafon Book
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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The Imagination of the author is wide... Till u reach the reality...I like the part...
"A writer never forgets the first time u accept a compliment or a few coins in exchange for story. Never forget the first time u feel the sweet poison of vanity in the blood and think that if anyone manages to find his lack of talent, the dream of literature will be able to put roof over his head, a hot meal at the end of day and what is most anxious, your name printed in a miserable piece of paper that will live longer. A writer is condemned to remember that moment, because by then already lost, and his soul is priceless....
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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 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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