Saturday, May 23, 2009
The Angel's Game
by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
This is an all enveloping love story that......no, maybe not. This is a paranormal mystery that will draw you in from the...no, maybe not that either. This is an extraordinary piece of literary fiction, touched by murder, deception and deep friendship. I'm sorry, that isn't quite right either.
None of these things describe this book. All of these things describe this book.
This book is like a fire opal. Hold it up and from each direction, and in different light the color that you see blazing through is different. Also like a fire opal, this story is a gem worth having. It is worth passing on to others , to share the wealth. Perfection!
No, surely not. Nearly all gems have flaws. I read, and even went back to reread some passages, I never lost interest for one moment.
This is the story of a remarkable life. David Martin's life. All of the experiences that fed or sucked away at his soul. The events that broke his heart, or filled it. It is the explanation of how spirit kept him going, and where he landed. Some parts may sound familiar, because who among us has never had a broken heart, or spirit?
I highly recommend this book. I am at a loss to explain it, but I do recommend it