The Prisoner of Heaven brings back all the characters you loved from the first two novels in Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s Cemetery of Forgotten Books series – Daniel Sempere, now a father and husband to Bea; his fast-talking friend Fermín Romero de Torres; the author David Martín; Isaac, the caretaker; and of course poor, dead Isabella Sempere. Daniel’s mother. David Martín’s best friend. In The Shadow … Continue reading The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (Lucia Graves, translator)
My vision of Barcelona in the 1930’s has been shaped by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. The city sky is perpetually overcast. I imagine glistening wet sidewalks and streetlamps haloed by fog. Automobiles are large and sculptural, with polished chrome hood ornaments that cut through the night. The men and women wander the streets with their faces buried in books. Everyone looks like a Tamara de Lempicka … Continue reading Welcome Back to Barcelona! – The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
J. Kaye’s Book Blog is running a meme called, obviously, “It’s Monday! What are you reading?” It’s the first I’ve come across it, but am hoping it’s a weekly event to take part in. I’m currently finishing up The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It is his follow-up to The Shadow of the Wind, though chronologically it is the prequel. I remember enjoying The … Continue reading It’s Monday! What are you reading?