The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafónby Nadine Dirksen - Thursday, July 2, 2015
Dive into this deliciously dark tale about passion, love, loss and life and follow David Martín, the main character, through Barcelona’s murky alleys and wide avenues. David is a gifted writer who is emerging from a poor and desolate family background assisted by Pedro Vidal, his friend and benefactor who helps David develop as a writer for sensationalist crime stories and novels using a pen name.
David’s talent and writing obsession catches the attention of mysterious publisher Andreas Corelli and a breathtaking adventure quickly unfolds. Who is this mysterious French publisher with the Italian-sounding name that wants David to write an all-encompassing story that will expose the truth of everything and what is the real risk of such a venture?
Explore Barcelona with David and feel like you are walking under the gloomy skies with thunder rolling in the distance. Speculate what awaits David who is caught between investigating what happened to his predecessor who was working under Andreas Corelli and protecting his friends.
The Angel’s Game is certainly not a guidebook though you may enjoy finding Sempere’s bookstore or the Cemetery of Forgotten Books while tracing Martin’s journey throughout Barcelona. It’s a truly dazzling tale that brims with life and passion painting a gothic and breathtaking picture of this truly beautiful city.