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O jogo do anjo

(El cementerio de los libros olvidados #2)

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Na turbulenta Barcelona dos anos de 1920, um jovem escritor obcecado com um amor impossível recebe a proposta de um misterioso editor para escrever um livro como nunca existiu, em troca de uma fortuna e, talvez, de muito mais.
Com um estilo deslumbrante e impecável precisão narrativa, o autor de A Sombra do Vento transporta-nos de novo à Barcelona de o Cemitério dos Livros
Paperback, Booket, 575 pages
Published March 2011 by Planeta (first published April 17th 2008)
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Karla No, you do not have to read the Shadow of the Wind first, however The Shadow of the Wind is a much better book than The Angel's game, and makes it…moreNo, you do not have to read the Shadow of the Wind first, however The Shadow of the Wind is a much better book than The Angel's game, and makes it more interesting to read to learn the development of a few characters.
There are two completely different stories that have a few returning characters and even though both stories have their own ending, I would recommend to read first the Shadow of the Wind.(less)
Kandie Sweeney The Angels Game is technically NOT a prequel. The books can, and are meant to be. read independent of each other so can be read in any order. They…moreThe Angels Game is technically NOT a prequel. The books can, and are meant to be. read independent of each other so can be read in any order. They have characters that cross over each story. I got this straight from the author's web site. I have read two of the 3 books, and am excited to get to the last one. He is an amazing author. If you skip some of this book, it isn't going to have much effect when you read the last one I wouldn't think. I'd try and hang with the book though. It is craziness at its best.(less)
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الوقت يصلح كل شيء عدا الحقيقة
و الحقيقة تكمن دائما في الخيال. .ولكن لا تنسي: هناك حقائق تسلب من النهار نوره
الفرق بين ظل الريح و لعبة الملاك
هو الفرق بين: القراءة📖 و الكتابة ✒ا
هو الفرق بين : الأبيض و الرمادي
هو الفرق بين:اليقين و الشك

☆اكتب كي تضرم النيران في هذا العالم و تحترق فيه☆
ديفيد مارتين طفل تعس ولد في عام 1900و دفع فاتورة الحرب العالمية الأولى كاملة.. ألقت به امه في سلة مهملات حياتها بدل المرة اثنين بدون اسباب كافية...فهل تتوقع له حياة سوية؟

نشأ كطفل يجمع بين معاناة "ماتيلدا " و بيب من" ام
ميقات الراجحي
نص قوطي بجدارة رغم أن صلاته بطقوس أدوات الكتابة وروح المكتبة دون منازع إلا أن النص به الكثير من الرعب هنا في الجزء الثاني من السلسلة الشهيرة مقبرة الكتب المنسية" ، الرباعية الشهيرة للكاتب الروائي الإسباني (كارلوس زافون) نكمل معه رحلة الكتب حيث أن هذا الموضوع المطروح في الرواية بهذه" الفنتازيا ساهمت في إنتشار الرواية بجزئها الأولي وكذلك الثاني لوقوع موضوعه في قلوب محبي القراءة ناهيك عن تماسك الرواية فوق حجمها الضخم إذا ما رجعنا للجزء الأول (ظل الريح) من هذه السلسلة.

هنا يلعب (زافون) لعبة خطيرة في
Mohammed Arabey
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
لعبة الملاك..أم لعبة شيطان؟

هي قصة عن لعبة القصاصين وعالم النشر..عن لعبة الشيطان والتلاعب بالأديان

ومرة أخرى هي عدة قصص، عن صداقة تنقذ الروح..عن الكتب..وعن المصائر المتشابكة
وبلد يسودها رائحة البارود والدمـاء

اهلا بكم، مجددا، في برشلونة الغارقة في ظلام ما بعد الحرب العالمية العظمي..بأجواء غموض وقوطية مرهبة للنفس
والحكاية الثانية من مقبرة الكتب المنسية
“الكاتب لا ينسي أول مرة يقبل بعض العملات أو كلمة مديح في مقابل قصة. لن ينسي أبدا الشغف الجميل للخيلاء في دماءه، وتصديق، إن نجح في ألا يجعل أحدهم أكتشاف
JG (The Introverted Reader)
David Martín is a writer of penny dreadfuls who is offered a huge sum of money to write a book for a French publisher. He can't find any evidence that the publisher actually exists though, and violent things start happening to David's friends and colleagues.

I was rocking through the first half of the book, loving Ruiz Zafón's writing, and then I just stopped caring a little over halfway through. I'm not entirely sure what happened. I think I got sick of having absolutely no freaking idea what wa
Lee Goldberg
The book starts out so well, rich in a character, humor, and a powerful sense of place. It captivated me from the first few pages. I couldn't wait to keep reading. I rewarded myself with it each night. I felt I was reading a truly great book, one I was certain would become a beloved favorite of mine.

I was so in love, that I was willing to overlook a nagging flaw -- in a story where language and the craft of writing mean so much, where the writer himself aims a spotlight on authorial laziness ("
Odai Al-Saeed
Jul 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
لم يفعل ( كارلوس زافون) شيئاً أكثر من أنه قزم نصوص الآخرين بهيبة نص يمرجحك حتى تثمل ... أعادنا إلا برشلونة مرة أخرى بعد ما صنع منها أيقونة لخيلاته الخصبة في رائعته (ظل الريح) ليصنع منها أيقونة أخرى يتباهي بها وبه بنو جنسه فخراً وزهواً،، ليعيد إلا أذهانهم أنه قادر على إعادة عمالقة أمثال بلزاك وغوتة وغيرهم في هذا الزمن الآني بعدما قل الرجاء في ذلك
في هذا النص القاهرالذي مضى قدماً بخيالات فكرية تتطوع بشفافية وحبكة لا تستطيع إلا أن تتماهي معها شوقاً وطرباً وفكراً وعجباً ،
حيث يقودك النص في
لعبة الملاك

Hats off to you, Sir!

I love this author so damn much!!!

First, let's get the confusion out of the way. The Angel's Game, though the second book to the beautiful Shadow of the Wind, is neither a prequel nor a sequel.
Essentially it is a stand-alone story that you can fully enjoy on its own but if you want to get the most out of it and discover all the connections that will enhance your reading experience with the characters, I highly recommend reading them in their publication order and not th
Will M.
David Martin is a pulp fiction writer struggling in life. He went to Barcelona in hope of a better future, and the mysterious man with an unbelievable offer seemed to fulfill his wish. The events after he accepted the offer changed his life forever.

The first book, The Shadow of the Wind managed to exceed my expectations. I was a bit reluctant with this second one, but clearly Zafón is one hell of a writer. He once again managed to exceed my expectations. I consider him as one of the best Histori
Dec 09, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Gothic mystery lovers
This book was ALMOST a 5 star read for me. I really, really enjoyed it, and wish that I could give it 5 stars, but I feel like the loose ends were kind of rubber-banded together, rather than tied up all nice and pretty.

But first I want to talk about the writing. GOR-GEOUS. Ruiz Zafon captured me with the first paragraph. In fact, while I was reading "What Dreams May Come" right before this, I snuck a peek and then almost didn't put it back down to finish "WDMC". I mean, look at this:
"A writer n
Feb 28, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, book-lovers
Όταν έπιασα στα χέρια μου «το παιχνίδι του αγγέλου» νόμιζα ότι θα διαβάσω άλλη μια «σκιά του ανέμου» – το οποίο είναι το αγαπημένο μου βιβλίο- οπότε δυστυχώς έπεσα σε συγκρίσεις κ δυστυχώς το αδίκησα μέσα στο μυαλό μου. «Το παιχνίδι του αγγέλου» έχει περισσότερη δράση, ποιο πολύπλοκο μυστήριο, σκοτεινή ατμόσφαιρα κ απρόσμενα γεγονότα, επίσης ναι, σοκάρει τον αναγνώστη. Αλλά δυστυχώς δεν συμπάθησα τους ήρωες, ο Νταβίδ δεν είναι δυνατόν να φτάσει τον Ντανιέλ και η Χριστίνα ούτε καν πλησιάζει την Μ ...more
Feb 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
كارلوس زافون بائع محترف، يكتظ حانوته بكافة أنواع البضائع، ويمكنه بيع أي شيء وكل شيء ما إن يبدء بالحديث إليك.

لا يمكنك أن تُعجز هذا التاجر بأي طلب، فهو يوفر كل شيء في مكان واحد: تبحث عن الغموض؟ متوفر بالكميات. تريد بعض الأكشن؟ أنظر في تلك الصناديق؟ رومانسية؟ لديه طازج ومُعلّب. ماذا عن الرعب؟ سيعطيك بالوزن. أؤكد لك أن كل شيء متوفر في هذه المساحة المحدودة، إلى درجة أنك لن تستطيع تصنيف نشاطه بسهولة. ولأنه لا يدخر وُسعاً في تقديم كل احتياجاتك، فستتأرجح جودة المنتجات مابين عالية الجودة ومتوسطة المستوى.
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Για αλλη μια φορα θα πω πως ο Θαφον ειναι μαγος! Καταφερε κ το 2ο βιβλιο να με μαγεψει κ να με συνεπαρει! Μια ακομα αγαπη προστιθεται στη λιστα μαζι με Ντοστο, Σαραμαγκου, Ζολα, Τολστοι, Μωπασαν, Κορτασαρ, Γιοσα, Μαρκες, Αγκαθα, Καζαντζακη .... Η λιστα ειναι ατελειωτη!
Nov 26, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, fiction
My, oh my! I had such great expectations from the book - I know, it's not fair - and I was so disappointed about how it ends I actually don't know anymore if I liked it or not.

It starts OK, nothing spectacular at the beginning (well maybe that episode when David, a journalist at this point, visits the brothel - I still haven't figured out its connection with the rest of the story ), but after the first quarter it gets better and better. Now a writer, David is asked by a mysterious editor to writ
ثلاثة نجوم ⭐⭐⭐
لأن التجول في شوارع برشلونة وراء قلم زافون من جديد له رغبة لا تقاوم لمن قرأ ظل الريح

ولأن السعي وراء الكتب التي تحكي عن كتب أو تدور في مدارها أقوى من مقاومتنا نحن معشر القرّاء

ولأن هذا الرجل بارع في الحكي ونسج الخيال وخلق قصة من رحم قصة وبطل يشد آخر من تلابيبه فيولد عالم وأحداث أعجبتك أم لم تعجبك ستسعى لمعرفة نهايتها

ولأن زافون تكلم عن هذيان الكتابة وفلسفها فخرجت معاقة ممسوخة لا رأس لها ولا قدم
فملىء النص الرائع والقصة المبهرة بسطور لا معنى لها سوا اضفاء غموض وشذوذ فكري ربما ليواكب

Corelli se inclinó hacia adelante y me clavó los ojos.
—Martín, quiero que cree una religión para mí.

David Martin es un escritor desesperado en busca de reconocimiento, tras varias luchas infructuosas en el mundo de la literatura conoce al Señor Corelli, un caballero cuyo símbolo es un ángel, este le propone un trato del cual Martin no podrá negarse. Cosas extrañas comenzaran a suceder en la vida de Martin que lo llevaran a preguntarse si el símbolo del patrón debería ser un ángel o un demonio.
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery, audio-book
Last night, I listened to the end of this audiobook with tears in my eyes. I won't easily forget those last scenes.

My favorite parts of this story were the visits to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. I love the idea of a place where:

"Every book, every volume you see here, has a soul. The first time someone visits this place, he must choose a book and adopt it, making sure that it will never disappear, that it will always stay alive."

Just reading those sentences makes my soul sigh with contentm
نبال قندس
Sep 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, owned
مبهرة جداً جداً
May 21, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015, i-own-it, translated
More like a 4.5 stars but still really, really good. I couldn't get enough of this book. It has the delightfully gothic elements that Ruiz Zafón does so well: mysterious figures, creepy mansions, blood and mist, and the eerie atmosphere of Barcelona at night. And of course, the importance of books in the story makes it quite an enjoyable read.

The story follows David Martin, a writer for a newspaper and penny dreadfuls who gets sucked into a creepy plot with a figure called "the boss" who employs
Hadeer Khaled
أودُّ استهلال هذه المراجعة بحكاية صغيرة قد تبدو للبعض سخيفة أو بعيدة عن جوهر الرواية و لكن لا أستطيع إسكات هذا الصوت بداخلي، و سأستسلم راضيةً لمتعة سردها متذكرةً معها أجمل ذكريات طفولتي..
في صغري و في بداية عهدي بالمرحلة التعليمية الإبتدائية، تعرضت لمشكلة صغيرة و هي أني بكل بساطة لا أستطيع القراءة، المعلمات بذلْن معي كل المحاولات الممكنة و غير الممكنة و أنا لا أفهم حرفًا واحدًا و لا أجد غضاضةً في هذا لإني أريد اللعب و مشاهدة قنوات الأطفال الكرتونية و أذكر أن مدرستي كانت تهتم بتحفيظ القرآن الكريم
Jul 11, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: couldntfinish
When I'm reading something good, or even decent, I'll find myself reading just a few more pages when I should be doing housework or some other exciting chore. When I find myself finding all sorts of creative ways to waste time without even thinking of picking up my book, I know it's time to give up on it.

Too bad -- I really liked The Shadow of the Wind. But unfortunately, like the sequel to The Pillars of the Earth, I think the author was trying too hard to recreate his own success at the expens
Jeanette  "Astute Crabbist"
Overall a well-told story with a clever and original plot. David Martin is a struggling author living in poverty in the seedy depths of Barcelona. He receives an irresistible offer of 100,000 francs to write a book for a creepy man he begins referring to as "the boss." After accepting the offer Martin starts research on the designated topic, triggering a series of strange happenings. He knows he is being "played" and used, but he doesn't know why or by whom. Things just get more and more siniste ...more
Aug 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: espanha, bib-p

Foi o segundo livro que li de C.R.Záfon e começo a reconhecer-lhe o estilo gótico e misterioso, com alguns apontamentos de sobrenatural que imprime aos seus romances. Parece ser uma receita vencedora já que os livros vendem-se como pãezinhos quentes. E com razão, em mais de 500 páginas não encontrei uma que fosse aborrecida ou me desse vontade de pousar o livro. Pelo contrário; cozinhei com ele na mão, comi com ele na mão, ignorei a malta à minha volta e só não li e dormi ao mesmo tempo porq
Jan 06, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
The Angel's Game actually takes place in the same area of Barcelona as SOTW. Set in the period just before the civil war that leads up to SOTW. The main character is David Martin, who at the beginning of book is working at a newspaper & gets his chance to be a writer. Soon with the help of of his friend & mentor, Perdo Vidal, he is able to lift himself out of poverty & start writing for a living.

He soon leaves the newspaper & starts writing pulp fiction under a pseudonym for a le
Jul 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Este es un libro que disfruté mucho, desde las primeras páginas te absorbe eso que pronto te darás cuenta que es la prosa de Zafon. Te recuerda en seguida a la sombra del viento pero con un tono más adulto, el tema a tratar y los dilemas de David Martín son quizás más oscuros que los de Daniel Sampere. En mi caso esto supo atrapar mi atención.

La historia comienza muy bien, pero a medida que avanza se vuelve cada vez más pesada, el misterio es muy grande y todo se resuelve muy pronto en el final,
Aug 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
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Nada EL Shabrawi
هي مالهاش علاقة بظل الريح, اللي ماقرأهاش خالص يقدر يبدأ فيها بسهولة.
مزيج من جمال أسلوب ظل الريح و تعقيدات و حبكات ايكو ـ بس بشكل مفهوم ـ
جميلة جدا.
Aug 10, 2009 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Feb 22, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Not as good as Shadow of the Wind. I really like Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s style as he manages to create a feeling of menace and foreboding in his writing that is just perfect for a mysterious thriller. There is always a hint of supernatural that brings an eerie haunting atmosphere that keeps you wondering what’s right around the corner or who’s watching. The main character is made an offer that he can't resist but what is the real cost?

While the guessing game is what we all love in a mystery
Kyriakos Sorokkou
Τέλη Μαΐου πήγα στο καθιερωμένο παζαράκι που πάω κάθε τελευταία Τετάρτη του μήνα και αυτή τη φορά αποφάσισα να πάρω μεταφρασμένη λογοτεχνία.
Όταν είδα το δεύτερο του Θαφόν και έχοντας διαβάσει το πρώτο η αλήθεια είναι ότι έκανα δεύτερες σκέψεις διότι το πρώτο το διάβασα Νοέμβριο του 16 και δε θυμόμουν και πολλά και επίσης δεν ήμουν σε μουντ νουάρ και βροχής κατακαλόκαιρο. Αλλά το πήρα για να το 'χω.

Όταν έμαθα όμως ότι δε σχετίζεται με το πρώτο τότε αποφάσισα να το διαβάσω.
Λίγα πράγματα, κάτι ψιλά
Imagine a book that is a mystery with the sensibility of a gothic horror but is also a story about loyalty and friendships, and love and betrayal. How can one book be so many things and not feel like a gigantic mess? Well in the hands of Carlos Ruiz Zafón it seems such feats are indeed possible.

'The Angel's Game' is the second book in his The Cemetery of Forgotten Book series following on from my much loved The Shadow of the Wind. But it's not a direct sequel. It's a prequel but can very much b
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a Spanish novelist. Born in Barcelona in 1964, he has lived in Los Ángeles, United States, since 1994, and works as a scriptwriter aside from writing novels.

His first novel, El príncipe de la niebla (The Prince of Mist, 1993), earned the Edebé literary prize for young adult fiction. He is also the author of three more young-adult novels, El palacio de la medianoche (1994), Las

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“I don't suppose you have many friends. Neither do I. I don't trust people who say they have a lot of friends. It's a sure sign that they don't really know anyone.” 860 likes
“Every book has a soul, the soul of the person who wrote it and the soul of those who read it and dream about it.” 682 likes
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