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The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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Mar 05, 12

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Read in March, 2012

I'm not...really sure what I just...read?

Like I've said, I really enjoyed The Shadow of the Wind. It was a favorite of mine for a long time. The Angel's Game is a very loose prequel, about a writer named David Martin who, in a very Faustian plot, makes a bargain with the devil.

I first tried reading this book when it came out, but I couldn't get into it. I was able to finish this time, but it wasn't nearly as good as the first book. I found David to be, frankly, self-obsessed and stupid. I found the side characters to be bores. The plot was only semi-intriguing. Zafon's writing is great, as always, but the story did not live up. He can do better than this, is what I'm saying.

Also, I do not know what was happening at the end. MAGICAL REALISM????

Also, what is up with his female characters?! They're all pale, willow-y things. Even the fiery ones end up with vulnerable sides. They're so goddamn fragile. It's dull.

Zafon, I'll read the Prisoner of Heaven when it comes out in English, but for our reader-writer relationship to continue, it had better be good.
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