With hopes that I’ll be a diligent book clubber this year, I’ve started our summer read, The Angel’s Game. Written by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, it’s a supernatural-ish mystery set in Barcelona in the early 20th century. Zafon also wrote The Shadow of the Wind, which I’ve heard wonderful things about but have not yet read.
From the publisher:
From the author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes a riveting new masterpiece about love, literature, and betrayal.
In this powerful, labyrinthian thriller, David Martín is a pulp fiction writer struggling to stay afloat. Holed up in a haunting abandoned mansion in the heart of Barcelona, he furiously taps out story after story, becoming increasingly desperate and frustrated. Thus, when he is approached by a mysterious publisher offering a book deal that seems almost too good to be real, David leaps at the chance. But as he begins the work, and after a visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, he realizes that there is a connection between his book and the shadows that surround his dilapidated home and that the publisher may be hiding a few troubling secrets of his own. Once again, Ruiz Zafón takes us into a dark, gothic Barcelona and creates a breathtaking tale of intrigue, romance, and tragedy.
I’m 170 pages in and it was a little drawn out in the beginning, but it’s starting to get good. Only 300 pages to go…