Book: The Angel's Game
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon
This is y 38th read for the year
This is the story of David Martin. He is a writer who lives in Barcelona. He starts writing novels under a pseudonym that take off in popularity, and he decides it is tie to work on a novel. He rents a big house he has always admired.
He starts to write when he receives a letter from an admirer that wants to pay him a large sum to write a book that has the power to change hearts and minds. The mysterious stranger asks for very little in return - only to meet with David every once in awhile to check the progress of the book. When David falls ill and the stranger helps him in the most miraculous of ways, David begins to wonder who he is really working for.
The book takes David on a path that he never wanted to be on. A dangerous, dealy path controlled completely by the man who is paying him to write his book. David starts to piece together the past of the house he lives in and this man and knows that he, and the people around him, are in danger.
This was a pretty good book. Zafon's Shadow Of The Wind remains one of my favorite books ever, so I was anxious to read another one of his. This book has connections to Shadow Of The Wind - not as many as I like - and that is what drew me to it. It is well written. The story dark and twisted. However it isn't as good as Shadow of The Wind as far as story line. The story was overly complicated,and did not hold my attention as well as the first book in this series.
I do understand that this one is the weakest of the group, so I am anxious to keep going to see how the others are. Zafon is an excellent writer and I am glad I read this one, but it just wasn't as good as the first.