The Angel's Game

The Angel's Game: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 2

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 29/04/2010
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Bookseller Reviews

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The Angel's Game
A mystery like no other.
It is difficult to describe the work of Carlos Ruiz Zafón to those who have not encountered it. His ideas are original and intriguing, his style opulent ye... READ MORE
Lucy at Oxford

Synopsis

'A heady brew of detective thriller, supernatural horror tale, magical realist fable and a heartbreaking love story' DAILY MAIL 'Readers familiar with The Shadow of the Wind will find themselves back in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books where, from a labyrinthine library, volumes seem to select their readers . . . rattling good gothic fun' SPECTATOR In an abandoned mansion in the heart of Barcelona, a young man, David Martín, makes his living by writing sensationalist novels under a pseudonym. The survivor of a troubled childhood, he 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 an unsolved mystery. Like a slow poison, the history of the place and an impossible love bring David close to despair. But then he receives a letter from a reclusive French editor who makes him the offer of a lifetime . . . 'Will grip you from start to finish' DAILY EXPRESS

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9780753826492
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 38 mm

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The Angel's Game
Enchanting...
‘The Angel’s Game’, billed as a prequel to the best-selling ‘The Shadow of the Wind’, is every bit as engrossing, haunting and tantalising as Ruiz Zafon’s ... READ MORE
D J Smith
The Angel's Game
A mix between...
It was such a page turner! I really wasn't expecting any of the twists and turns....if it was a film, it would be a mix between a Tim Burton film and a fil... READ MORE
Hmj93
The Angel's Game
The Angel's Game
First I would say that this is my first purchase from this store online and I am impressed with the professional way they do their orders. Simply you get w... READ MORE
A Peneva
The Angel's Game
UNPUTDOWNABLE
After reading Shadow of the Wind I couldn't wait until for Carlos Ruiz Zafon's next novel . I wasn't disappointed with The Angels Game and would recommend ... READ MORE
frieda carter
The Angel's Game
Dark and Sinister
A tale of a writer who plays dice with the devil and finds as he does so that there is only one winner. Well written with some very deep philosophical obse... READ MORE
Dapo
The Angel's Game
Dark & Menacing.
Intriguing,dark and menacing.I could find no "Angel" in this book. Evocative and consuming,at the ending I still didn't understand all that had happened an... READ MORE
Twos
The Angel's Game
High Quality Literature
Loved it! Absolutely! From the first to the last page! Hope there will be some more in the same style.
CoralElectra
The Angel's Game
Amazing piece of work ...
I bought this first as an Audio book and - on a par with other reviews I'd seen - was initially exhilarated but somewhat confused by the storyline. So, I b... READ MORE
Elizabeth Anne WILLIAMS
The Angel's Game
Beautifully written Gothic tale.
This is a sumptuously, beautifully written Gothic tale of mystery, murder and revenge. There are many twists and turns each culminating in a very satisfyin... READ MORE
Nocturnal bibliophile
The Angel's Game
Disappointing
I bough this book because I read The Shadow of the Wind and it was such a lovely book, one of my favourites. So I was quite looking forward to read another... READ MORE
Ana Santos
The Angel's Game
Epic narrative
This book tells the story of writer David Martin and his descent into madness. Zafon plays with the readers perception, focalising on Martins narrative and... READ MORE
Rochelle