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30 October 2013
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17 August 2013

by girlandherbooks

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02 August 2013

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

01 August 2013

The Angel’s Game is the prequel to Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind. The novel is set in Barcelona in the 1920′s. It follows a fiction writer, David Martin, as he struggles to stay afloat in writing world. He moves into an abandoned mansion with it’s own set of ghosts where he types out his stories and becomes consistently desperate and frustrated. When he’s approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems too good to be true, David jumps at the opportunity. As he beings his work and visits the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he realizes there are bigger mysteries afoot.

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The Angel’s Game is the prequel to Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind. The novel is set in Barcelona in the 1920′s. It follows a fiction writer, David Martin, as he struggles to stay afloat in writing world. He moves into an abandoned mansion with it’s own set of ghosts where he types out his stories and becomes consistently desperate and frustrated. When he’s approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems too good to be true, David jumps at the opportunity. As he beings his work and visits the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he realizes there are bigger mysteries afoot.

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23 July 2013
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I barricaded myself in my room to read the first few lines. Before I knew what was happening, I had fallen right into it. The minutes and hours glided by as in a dream. When the cathedral bells tolled midnight, I barely heard them. Under the warm light cast by the reading lamp, I was plunged into a new world of images and sensations, peopled by characters who seemed as real to me as my room. Page after page I let the spell of the story and its world take me over, until the breath of dawn touched my window and my tired eyes slid over the last page. I lay in the bluish half-light with the book on my chest and listened to the murmur of the sleeping city. My eyes began to close, but I resisted. I did not want to lose the story’s spell or bid farewell to its characters yet.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Shadow of the Wind (via booksandhotchocolate)
10 July 2013
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Bea says that the art of reading is slowly dying, that it’s an intimate ritual, that a book is a mirror that offers us only what we already carry inside us, that when we read, we do it with all our heart and mind, and great readers are becoming more scarce by the day.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind 
20 June 2013

Words and the mystery of their hidden science fascinated me, and I saw in them a key with which I could unlock a boundless world, a safe heaven from home, those streets, and those troubled days in which even I could sense that only a limited fortune awaited for me.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game
17 June 2013

Envy is the religion of the mediocre. It comforts them, it soothes their worries, and finally it rots their souls, allowing them to justify their meanness and their greed until they believe these to be virtues.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game
15 April 2013
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By barnabas14

By barnabas14

16 February 2013
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind

29 September 2012
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

14 September 2012
The Shadow of the Wind is a book set in 1945 Barcelona. In the book, Daniel finds a book so called The Shadow of the Wind in a very cool place. It is the first book that he really learns to love literature and words. After reading the book, Daniel begins his quest to find out more about the author’s, Julian Carax, past and current whereabouts. This is where Daniel’s adventures begin.
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The Shadow of the Wind is a book set in 1945 Barcelona. In the book, Daniel finds a book so called The Shadow of the Wind in a very cool place. It is the first book that he really learns to love literature and words. After reading the book, Daniel begins his quest to find out more about the author’s, Julian Carax, past and current whereabouts. This is where Daniel’s adventures begin.

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31 August 2012

There are worse prisons than words.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind
22 August 2012
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I decided that my existence would be one of books and silence.

— Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Angel’s Game