The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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David Martín writes crime stories for the local newspaper. He is a good writer and his talents are well lost in the writings he does for the paper. His talents have not gone unnoticed however. One day a stranger comes into his life and offers him a large sum of money to write the book of a lifetime. Hard up for the money and at the same time cavalier of his talents, he takes the money and sets forth to write this book that the stranger has requested of him. His acceptance sets into motion a chain of events that careen wildly out of control and forever changes his life.

The Angel's Game is a translation of the original novel. It is part fantasy, part mystery, part crime noir. Being the bibliophile that I am, I was head over heels enamored with this book within a few pages. As I got further into the book, I felt that I too was being held captive by its spell. It is the most beautiful, haunting, and terrifying book I have ever read. David Martín will live within me for some time to come. Check catalog for availability.

- Submitted by Mary S. @ MPL Central

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