Book Review: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones
5 Stars , Fiction , Historical Fiction , Latest Posts / November 28, 2017

About: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones is a fictional book taking place in 1300s Spain, Barcelona to be more accurate. The book was published in 2006 and has been translated by Nick Caistor. 611 pages Publisher: Penguin Group Language: English ISBN-10: 0525950486 My rating for Cathedral of the Sea– 5 Buy Cathedral of the Sea from* More Books by Ildefonso Falcones Thoughts: When I started reading Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones the book that immediately came to mind was Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett, the general themes and times seemed to be very similar, but the storytelling is, of course, very different. The author does an excellent job moving the story along, even for such a large book. The descriptions of living a life, challenges, and classes of old Barcelona, as it is about to become a world center, are fascinating, engaging, and interesting. The author doesn’t paint Spain with rose colored glasses, he talks about bigotry, the horrible Inquisition (whose main job was the steal the money of the rich, not necessarily conversion), commerce, and economic inequality. On top of all those there are the issues people struggle with to this day, religion, morality, the everyday problems life throws at you and…

Book Review: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
5 Stars , Fiction , Latest Posts / July 5, 2012

Article first published as Book Review: The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafón on Blogcritics. About: The Angel’s Game is a prequel to Carlos Luis Zafón’s previous novel Shadow of the Wind.  I’m very excited about Carlos Luis Zafón’s new book The Prisoner of Heaven coming out this month so I decided to revisit and post about his previous book, which I read about a year and half ago. 512 pages Publisher: Subterranean Language: English ISBN-10: 1596063629 My rating for The Angel’s Game – 5 Buy this book in paper or electronic format More Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Thoughts: Calling The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruis Zafón (website) a prequel is not the right word, the story takes place in the same general neighborhood in Barcelona and has some of the same minor characters as well as the same mood and ideas (like the wonderful “Cemetery of Forgotten Books”), but it’s not about the same people. The story is about an author named David Martin who accepts an assignment to write a book for a very rich client. An offer too good to be true. David believes that once a write accepts money of praise for his books he is actually selling his soul – in David’s…

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