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3.69  ·  Rating details ·  846 ratings  ·  92 reviews
Amintind de Umbra vântului de Carlos Ruiz Zafón şi de Oraşul minunilor al lui Eduardo Mendoza, acest roman ingenios dovedeşte că mai tânăra scriitoare catalană Care Santos a dat o lovitură îndrăzneaţă pariind pe Barcelona istorică. În mai puţin de doi ani, Încăperi ferecate a fost tradus în peste 15 limbi.
Paperback, 416 pages
Published 2013 by Humanitas Fiction (first published 2011)
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Irene
Nov 09, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Una historia llena de secretos como las habitaciones de la casa en la que se desarrolla. Una época fascinante llena de contradicciones y unos personajes que sucumben a la ambición,la traición y la pasión. Y sobre todo Amado Lax, tan poliédrico que es una joya de personaje.
4,5 Maravillosa.
Emily
Αποδείχτηκε ένα ευχάριστο ανάγνωσμα καλοκαιριού.
Ομολογώ ότι για καιρό, έβλεπα με μισό μάτι το βιβλίο στο ράφι του, πριν αποφασίσω να το πιάσω στα χέρια μου. Αναρωτιόμουν μάλιστα, πώς βρέθηκε στη βιβλιοθήκη μου, ερώτημα που έμεινε τελικά αναπάντητο.
Αιτία ήταν ο τίτλος του, που με παρέπεμπε υποσυνείδητα σε αναγνωστικά μονοπάτια που δε συμπαθώ ιδιαίτερα. Πολύ σύντομα όμως, κατάφερε να με αποσπάσει από τις αιχμηρές σκέψεις μου και να με μεταφέρει στη Βαρκελώνη του τέλους του 1800.

Η ιστορία ξεκινά
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Bookaholic
Sunt unii scriitori care te fac să te îndrăgosteşti iremediabil de un oraş aşa cum Eliade a salvat, în ochii mei, Bucureştiul, prin Carlos Ruiz Zafón am văzut cu alţi ochi Barcelona. Odată cu autoarea Care Santos, Barcelona a devenit un oraş şi mai încărcat de semnificaţii, mitic şi modern în acelaşi timp, melancolic şi plin de viaţă.

Barcelona gotică şi misterioasă a lui Zafón capătă, la scriitoarea catalană Care Santos, noi valenţe, un oraş încărcat de istorie, de nostalgie, de doruri şi
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Bookblog.ro
Jun 05, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bildungsroman
Nu după-amiaza e cea care trece, ci secolele. Neînsemnați cum suntem, nu ne dăm seama de această trecere. La o simplă clipire se duce un deceniu. Zborul unei muște prin încăpere durează un secol. Nouă, celor absenți, nu ne pasă de timp: e mica noastră victorie. Când ne ridicăm privirea din nou, pe masă nu se mai află cutia cu pene de scris, nici lampa cu șiraguri de sticlă. Călimările au fost înlocuite de instrumente de scris luxoase, din argint și agate.

Nostalgicul citat de mai sus reflectă
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Susanna
Apr 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gran trobada amb aquesta autora. És un llibre preciós, del que, a banda de la història i l'ambientació, em quedo amb els personatges, sobre tot els femenins. M'encanta la sensibilitat amb la que Care descriu a aquestes dones, il 'amor que les seves paraules destillen cap a elles. Repetiré segur amb Care! ...more
Mădă
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Barcelona, mi amor...
Liviu
not quite Shadow of the wind (for once it has a different structure involving many ways of telling the story from press releases, newspaper clippings to 3rd person and first person narratives in various time frames jumping around and Barcelona is a concrete background with its history and politics rather than the place of action of the story in Zafon's masterpiece) and somewhat more predictable at least after a while, but excellent nonetheless

the usual mysterious past influences the present,
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Diana Barbosa
Gostei :)

Os ambientes de Barcelona encantam-me sempre e os mistérios deste livro agradaram-me :)
Ana-Maria
Dec 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Ah, Barcelona... Another lovely book set in this beautiful city, perfectly combining the present with the 19th and 20th centuries, fiction with history, art with family secrets. I recommend it :)
Melania
Aug 09, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: care-santos
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Taru Luojola
Es el tercero libro que he leído en español. Pienso que la persona de Amadeo Lax era muy odioso y de la Violeta algo pálida.
Cruceanu Iunona
Oct 28, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A talented writer indeed, the book is easy to read and makes you wanna know more about each character. Nevertheless she sometimes overlaps too many different chronological moments which might be a little confusing. 4 stars because she kept me reading the book in a day.
Imene Fenniche
Roman entre deux époques qui traite de secret, de famille et dart. Pour ce titre jai plus aimé lidée que lexécution en elle-même que jai trouvée assez sèche et sans panache. Je ne conseille pas forcément. ...more
Catarina
Jul 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Cor da Memória foi um livro que me pareceu interessante, mas ao mesmo tempo não me deixou com grandes expectativas, porque nunca tinha lido nada da autora. Desde o início foi uma boa leitura, que me deixou em cada capítulo com vontade de prosseguir, de ler "só mais um bocadinho hoje".

Gostei do enredo, da forma como Care Santos introduziu as personagens e, mais que tudo, gostei da forma como foi contando a história de várias formas, introduzindo notícias de jornais, e mails, descrições de
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Rami
Sep 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ambientata in una bellissima e rivoluzionaria Barcellona protagonista di innovazioni tecnologiche e lotte operaie, la nostra storia comincia con la visita della signora Maria del Roser ai grandi magazzini El Siglo che poche ore dopo andranno a fuoco. Maria del Roser è la capostipite della nostra famiglia, di cui leggiamo le vicende, che sposa Rodolfo Lax, ricco industriale e che insieme danno inizio all' intera faccenda. In un intricato racconto ricco di numerosi flashback e cambi di piani ...more
Ineke
Aug 11, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Violetta Lax is kunsthistorica in Chicago. Zij komt op uitnodiging van Arcadio Pèrez (executeur-testamentair van Amadeo Lax) naar Barcelona. De Generaliteit wil het geboortehuis van de bekende kunstschilder Amadeo Lax gaan verbouwen tot bibliotheek. Terwijl Amadeo in zijn testament alles heeft nagelaten aan de Generaliteit, schilderijen, huis, en geld met de opdracht er een museum van te maken. In het huis bevindt zich nog een fresco, dat haar grootvader geschilderd heeft als herinnering aan ...more
Ann
Oct 07, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I didn't read this in Spanish, but didn't find the Norwegian translation in here. I liked the way the story is bound together in past, present and paintings in a slightly different way than other books that uses past and present in a story.
ReadinginmyRoom
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Maravillosa historia, muy bien escrita y deliciosamente ambientada. Con entrañables y memorables personajes y algún que otro monstruo. Muy recomendable.
Stefania Crepaldi
Scrivere la recensione di un romanzo che ti è piaciuto così tanto da volerlo dire a tutti  hai presente, no? Quella sensazione di euforia che ti spinge ad aprire la finestra e ad urlare ai vicini Comprate questo romanzo! Vi cambierà la vita!  è uno dei compiti più gravosi che una lettrice desidera portare a termine.

Che belli i romanzi storici quando riescono a catturare attraverso la memoria collettiva e la memoria familiare, unintera epoca storica. Sì, daccordo, un romanzo è comunque unopera di
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Nonabgo
Sep 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
A few months ago, I picked up Care Santos's Desire for Chocolate without much thought, mainly because I liked the title. I got so engrossed in that novel that I just had to go buy every one of her books that I could find. I have yet to be disappointed.

While I'm not particularly fond of postmodernism, I was able to go past that, as this novel got me hooked from beginning to end. I don't know why people are so fast in comparing it with Zafon's works, other than it being set in Barcelona, though.

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Orma
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Non sono contraria in linea di principio ai libri che si svolgano lungo due linee temporali diverse: può servire ad evitare lunghe e noiose spiegazioni retrospettive, lasciando il lettore sempre là dove la storia si sta/stava svolgendo.
Allo stesso modo, non sono contraria in linea di principio ai libri che mischiano stili diversi, riportando articoli di giornale, mail, lettere e integrando questi estratti con la narrazione vera e propria.
Storco invece un poco il naso sui libri in cui l'autore si
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Mihaela
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Mi-a adus aminte de mai multe carti care mi-au placut: "Umbra vantului" de Zafon, "Ines a sufletului meu" de Allende si "Insula iubirilor nesfasite" de Chaviano. Am regasit stradutele Barcelonei si mi-am inchipuit cum ar fi aratat orasul in alte timpuri, toate personajele din carte au avut rostul lor si au mai dezlegat un capat de mister; n-au fost fire narative abandonate sau de umplutura. M-a incantat amestecul de canale folosit pentru a transmite informatia (scrisori, email-uri, naratiune, ...more
Tobias
Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Riktigt bra och vindlande familjeporträtt, som hoppar i tid och rum. Snurrar i spiraler in mot mitten och sprider mer ljus över intrigen för varje varv. Mycket tjusigt upplägg!

I fokus för berättelsen står konstnären Amadeo Lax, en riktig kulturman, som skapar och sårar till höger och vänster. Men huvudpersonen är hans sondotter Violeta som gräver i sitt och sin familjs förflutna.

Påminner om Vindens skugga, och utspelar sig också i förra seklets början i Barcelona. Ingen magisk realism här, som
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Marisa
Jul 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Narración sobre la vida de la familia Lax en la Barcelona de finales del XIX y XX. Mezcla diferentes tramas en distintas épocas y con diferentes estilos y formatos de narración. Realmente te hace dudar si los personajes protagonistas realmente existieron o no. Muy documentado historicamente, las descripciones del ambiente y costumbres de la época son realmente buenos.
Destacan los personajes femeninos tanto de la burguesía como de la clase obrera. con la figura omnipotente del pintor Amadeo Lax
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Andreea Popa
Mar 14, 2019 rated it liked it
What is most interesting in Care Santos book is how the past and the present blend in letting you discover step by step the destiny of Teresa and Amadeo and how the house in Barcelona, that will be turned into a museum, was a quiet witness to soooo many lives, different generations that spent their time on Earth strongly connected to each other. Easy read, great narrative construct, emotional stories.
Gabi_
Aug 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No es lo que te esperas, nada que puedas imaginar. Con el libro hay que tener paciencia, capacidad para no perderte por el espacio-tiempo y ganas de destapar un pasado cubierto por una lona. Creo que si alguna vez voy a un museo miraré detrás de los cuadros preguntándome que historias esconden. (y como no, pediré margaritas blancas al florista. A partir de ahora son mis favoritas.
Sonia
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
Me costó entrar un poco en él. Los saltos en el tiempo continuado, con los mismos personajes en distintas épocas, me hizo liarme un poco, y sobre todo, no le veía chica a la trama. Cuándo por fin llega, empecé a disfrutar de él, para volver a bajar el ritmo al final. Me decepcionó un poco, esperaba más. Me resultó entretenido, sin más.
Patzia
Jan 18, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Audible -- En verdad no lo terminé. No me pude adentrar en el libro. Tal vez en otro momento.
Si me pareció fascinante las descripciones de la ciudad a fines del siglo 19 y principios del 20; la ambientación. Con el audio, me perdí entre presente y pasado.
Larva
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Calliope
Shelves: romanzi
Un gran romanzo che racconta la storia di una famiglia dagli anni '30 ai giorni nostri in una Barcellona bellissima e misteriosa che ricorda quella di Zafon; con misteri, flash-back e personaggi affascinati e ottimamente disegnati, in particolare quelli femminili.
Patricia Roman-Morar
Love, love, love this book. It was amazing from start to finish. The way it was written, jumping from one time frame to another, the characters, the action, everything was perfect.
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Cada día tengo más dudas acerca de quién diablos es Care Santos. Si es la misma insulsa que todas las mañanas me mira desde el espejo del baño o es esa que, de vez en cuando, hace algo que merece la atención ajena. La atención de gente de fiar, quiero decir.

Cronológicamente, ambas estamos muy puestas de acuerdo desde antiguo: más de cuarenta años ya de coincidir en todas partes: en las mismas
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