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The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Sep 05, 2012

it was ok
Read from August 29 to September 05, 2012

Meh. I loved Shadow of the Wind. But Ruiz Zafon wasn’t able to repeat the magic for me in the Angel’s Game.

Although it was a page-turner, I wasn’t into the super-natural plot. I also found his abuse of the word “shadow” really distracting. I like the gothic-style and the atmosphere, but there are other ways to describe things! Really.

So basically, I think if I had read this one first I would have thought it was OK and given it three stars. But having been lucky enough to read Shadow first (because had it been the other way around, I would NOT have read Shadow), I was underwhelmed. He tried way too hard to recapture the magic of Shadow instead of coming up with a different concept, and that never works.

Read Shadow of the Wind and enjoy. Skip this one.


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