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MONDAY NIGHT - THE ANGEL'S GAME

THE ANGEL'S GAME BY CARLOS RUIZ ZAFON

From master storyteller Carlos Ruiz Zafón, author of the international phenomenon The Shadow of the Wind, comes The Angel’s Game--a dazzling new page-turner about the perilous nature of obsession, in literature and in love.

“The whole of Barcelona stretched out at my feet and I wanted to believe that, when I opened those windows, its streets would whisper stories to me, secrets I could capture on paper and narrate to whomever cared to listen...”

In an abandoned mansion at 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 has taken refuge in the world of books and 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 the mysterious death of the previous owner.

Like a slow poison, the history of the place seeps into his bones as he struggles with an impossible love. Close to despair, David receives a letter from a reclusive French editor, Andreas Corelli, who makes him the offer of a lifetime. He is to write a book unlike anything that has ever existed--a book with the power to change hearts and minds. In return, he will receive a fortune, and perhaps more. But as David begins the work, he realizes that there is a connection between his haunting book and the shadows that surround his home.

Once again, Zafón takes us into a dark, gothic universe first seen in The Shadow of the Wind and creates a breathtaking adventure of intrigue, romance, and tragedy. Through a dizzingly constructed labyrinth of secrets, the magic of books, passion, and friendship blend into a masterful story.

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    A former member

    I enjoyed meeting everyone last night. Great discussion!

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed this discussion very much. That is what is so great about a group like this. Other people's perceptions broaden your own thinking. Maria's viewpoint made for a lively conversation. I also like reading new authors. I look forward to seeing you all in September. Linda

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I haven't finished the book--I just joined Monday. The group was respectful and insightful.

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I throughly enjoyed the group. Good mix of ideas, ages and just nice people.

    August 21, 2012

  • May W.

    Jessica, this book is loosely linked to Shadow of the Wind, which I agree is a great book. The newest one, Prisoner of Heaven, actually ties these two book together more.

    July 31, 2012

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