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El Juego del Ángel
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
on 21 October 2008
Having read 'Shadow of the Wind' in English I thought that I may get more out of reading 'El Juego del Angel' (The Angels' Game) in the original language. I was right, however, the tone is very dark and unrelenting in this, almost bringing to mind a city that is entirely given over to some evil undercurrent. Regardless, it does stand out as a great read which I was not able to put down.
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on 27 September 2011
After reading the same author's "La sombra del viento", this book was a bit disappointing. I was really looking forward to reading it as I thought it would be of the same standards and, regarding the way Zafon writes, it is. But the plot is a bit weird. You expect a "grand finale" but as much as you read on this never comes and in the end you keep wondering what has happened. Also, in this book Zafon repeats himself a lot in his great effort to set the scene of the story in a dark, wet and mysterious Barcelona, sometimes spending more time in such descriptions than in the story itself. Of course, this is my personal opinion -based on my expectations after "La sombra del viento"-and maybe it's a bit strict, you'd rather read this book and find out for yourself, as you might really like it.
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on 14 October 2010
I have now read three of Zafon's books and certainly found this up to his usual standard. It is not quite in the same class as El Sombra del Viento but nevertheless carries one along very nicely.
Zafon is a master of language and I find that I can fully enjoy and appreciate his style even though my Spanish is not perfect. My only criticism in this case would be that he seems to digress from the main plot from time to time. Don't expect a neat and tidy solution to all the strange events because Zafon does not provide this.
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I love the way Zafón creates his stories and his world. Even though my absolutely favorite of his books is "The Shadow of the Wind", I love the different paths the story takes, offering answers to questions in the first book --even though when you finish that one, you don't exactly have the feeling that things are pending. I just can't wait for the fourth book to be published!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on 18 February 2009
After "La sombra del viento" this offering from Ruiz Zafón was a great disappointment. Whilst "Sombra" had an underlying sinister story this has nothing but unbelievable fantasy. Too complicated by far. The author must do better.
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on 8 June 2015
i am learning spanish with these carlos ruiz zafon books because they are an easy read, good plot, and take you into a barcelona of gothic style mystery to walk with unforgetable characters. agter reading one of zafons books you will want to read the authors others
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on 19 October 2012
É um livro muito interessante. Muito místico e cheio de acção
Gosto muito do estilo de escrita deste escritor do qual já li mais dois, o prisioneiro do céu e oásis sombra do vento.
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on 1 June 2015
Una trama que engancha como pocas. Un libro que enlaza con los otros dos de esta trilogía, y que muestra a un hombre dedicado a la ficción enfrentándose a la realidad.
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on 20 April 2014
No es uno de sus mejores libros pero asi y todo me atrapo. Gran imaginacion y el raro poder de hacer que lo improbable resulte posible.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 6 March 2010
I was really looking forward this second instalment of the trilogy after the "sombra del viento".
I was a bit disappointed by the story who's very crooked.
The love story... yes ok but the whole book (even if easy to read in spanish) was not as good as La sombra.
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