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Marina (Spanish) Paperback – 1 Jan 2009

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Product details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Planeta (Jan. 2009)
  • Language: Spanish
  • ISBN-10: 8408084267
  • ISBN-13: 978-8408084266
  • Product Dimensions: 12.6 x 1.8 x 19.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,017,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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""Marina "es uno de esos libros que devoras rApidamente, y te quita el hambre que tuviste de una buena lectura. Una excelente historia. El estilo narrativo de ZafOn es simplemente hermoso y el lenguaje que utiliza es totalmente fluido." --"The Guardian," UK
"Un cuento mAgico." --"Glamour"
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"Los lectores que disfrutaron de "La sombra del viento" encontraran sombras de ese mAgico bestseller en este cuento gOtico." --"Choice Magazine"
"Intenso e inolvidable." --"My Weekly"
" Descubrimientos misteriosos e improbables y mansiones en ruinas alternan para crear un imagen grotesca que harA las delicias de los fans del horror." --"Publishers Weekly" --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Carlos Ruiz ZafOn es uno de los autores mAs leIdos y reconocidos en todo el mundo. Inicia su carrera literaria en 1993 con "El prIncipe de la niebla," a la que siguen "El palacio de la medianoche," "Las luces de septiembre "(reunidos en el volumen La trilogIa de la niebla) y "Marina." En 2001 se publica su primera novela para adultos, "La sombra del viento," que pronto se transforma en un fenOmeno literario internacional. Con "El juego del Angel "vuelve al universo del Cementerio de los Libros Olvidados, que sigue creciendo con "El prisionero del cielo." Sus obras han sido traducidas a mAs de cincuenta lenguas y han conquistado numerosos premios y millones de lectores en los cinco continentes. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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I have just read this book. My Spanish is not great (say about AS level equivalent), but I found that I could follow the story even without understanding every single word. The build up is superb and the ending quite emotional. There are parts towards the end where (without giving anything away) the action can get a bit tedious - but it was essentially written for teenagers and I imagine they would love it - it would certainly make a very good vehicle for a Guillermo del Toro film.

There is a good and varied use of vocabulary which has certainly helped to improve my Spanish. On the strength of this, I have just bought his "El Palacio del Medianoche".

I too am amazed that a previous reviewer can give a bad rating on the basis of it not being written in English when the item description clearly states the language to be Spanish
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Just to point out that amazon have infact highlighted that this book is in Spanish: Below the ISBN information is does infact say: "Popular in this category: #21 in Books > Fiction > World > Untranslated > Spanish"

So far as I know no books other than The Shadow of Wind have been published in English.
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This Spanish language novel is a classic Gothic horror thriller of a type not normally found in English. The narrator is child who stumbles into a macabre adult world where nothing is what it appears. He and his friend Marina gradually unravel the true horror of the events which started many years previously, expose the causes for the unexplained events they discover and ultimately contribute to the dramatic denouement of the novel. Very much in the style of the film the Devil's Backbone,it uses Magic Realism to allow the awfulness of the adult reality to be gradually exposed through the naivety of the young. The imagery and language are truly chilling. Well worth a read.
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Being a big fan of Ruiz Zafon's work I was instantly drawn to this book. I had not heard of it before I saw it in Amazon.

Although the narrative starts with a bang, it didn't deliver in the end for me. Ruiz Zafon lost the plot towards the end. It was a shame really. The book started with a lot of intrigue and mystery - he is a master at that - but couldn't hold the tempo. It's readable but I won't go out to buy copies for my friends.
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No wonder this book wasn't a world-wide best seller when it was first published. Its secrets are best unveiled after you have turned the last page and start asking yourself 'what was all this for'?? In this sense, you may walk completely aside of it and just consider it as one of the early, a bit gothic, a bit romantic novels of CRZ. The story is interesting, if not thrilling. The style & narration are acceptable (but it's nothing in comparison to El Juego del Angel). But there's more to it, if you just look into the magic a little bit deeper. Pay attention to what Marina has to say. Don't let her pass you by, for she will haunt you for the rest of your days. One of the most touching books I have ever read. Marina (Edebe) (Spanish Edition)MarinaMarinaMarinaMarinaMarinaMarina : la història inoblidable que va precedir L'ombra del vent
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Absolutely loved this book!! If you have ever visited Barcelona you will feel like you are there again as this is where the story is set. Couldn't put this book down and great for practicing my Spanish reading skills.
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I loved this book. It was incredibly haunting and I thought the way the author wove two stories together was very powerful. I love every book he has written , they are all so atmospheric and descriptive I could actually be there. . I was reading Marina on the train and my heart was pounding so loudly I'm sure the person in the seat next to me could hear.
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I loved this book. I like the way the author writes. So descriptive that the characters are so alive in your mind. I have also read The Shadow of the Wind which I also enjoyed, but because Marina is written in Spanish I had to take more time to read it, as there was a lot of vocabulary that I didn't know, so I seemed to take in every word. Fantastic practice for anyone learning Spanish
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