Wednesday, March 09, 2011

The Angel's Game

First off, I really, really, REALLY loved this book. This is the second book by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It was a good sized book, a novel, if you will and I have to say if you're a reader, you'll enjoy this book. Now if you read Zafon's first book The Shadow of the Wind, you would know about this "secret library" where all the prohibited books are stored. Well, this story, although it has nothing to do with the first book, uses that same "secret library". But boy oh boy, what a different but really great story. It's a period piece, it's a mystery, it's horror, it's film noir. But enough gushing.
The story is about a writer named David Martin who takes you through is career as a writer. His struggle with publishing houses and pursuing a literary career. He finds out he has a brain tumor and has less than a year to live when he meets a man who changes everything. This is where the story takes off. What happens to his brain tumor? You'll have to read the book. This stranger offers him a large sum of money to write a new bible. Not re-write the bible but a whole new one. David Martin accepts this offer and the fast paces story ensues. I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed this book. It reads like fine literature. Should you read it? Sure, but make sure you're a real reader. It's a novel, not a book. Kissy, kiss, kiss, kiss!



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