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The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel (original 2012; edition 2012)

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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Title:The Prisoner of Heaven: A Novel
Authors:Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Info:Harper (2012), Editie: First Edition, Hardcover, 288 pagina's
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The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón (2012)

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novel, historical fiction
  megazena | Nov 23, 2015 |
Ties together the stories of the first two books in the series in a satisfying way. ( )
  ronhenry | Nov 17, 2015 |
More like 3.5 stars. It was not nearly as good as Shadow of the Wind, but better than The Angel's Game. It is the shortest of the three and the least complex. The three novels have overlapping themes and characters, but it is sometimes difficult to figure out which is the prequel and which is the sequel. It seems that they can be read in any order and be equally confusing! The dark, mysterious Gothic nature of this novel makes for an enjoyable read. The “Cemetery of Forgotten Books” and its protectors is a part of each of the novels and that concept is so intriguing that I will continue reading about David Martín, Daniel Sempere, Fermín Romero de Torres and their associates as long as Zafón continues to write about them. ( )
  TheresaCIncinnati | Aug 17, 2015 |
Another truly wonderful book in the "Forgotten Cemetery of Books" series. This is the 3rd in the series after Shadow of the Wind and Angel's Game. I love the way threads of the other two stories are woven into this one. I can't wait for the fourth! Beautifully written. ( )
  jvgravy | Jul 29, 2015 |
As usual of his previous book, can't put down it once started. Enjoyed the hidden plots n usual emotional tugs, though story aren't as exciting as Shadow of the wind and Angel's game. ( )
  moonfleur | May 23, 2015 |
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While the reader should not expect many shocking plot twists, the story is gripping and the pace is just right. Further, the magic of the novel is in the wonderfully constructed creepy and otherworldly setting, the likable characters, and the near-perfect dialogue.
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Like his countryman Arturo Pérez-Reverte, Zafón combines sincere engagement with genre tradition, with clever touches of the literary postmodern. (The novel's epigraph is by a fictional writer who featured in The Shadow of the Wind.) This is explicitly, and joyously, a book about books, about what can be learned from them (say, how to follow someone in the street), and what is lost when they are lost. Much of the novel's appeal is that of time-travelling tourism, strongly flavoured with literary nostalgia – for a time when a bookshop could be a city's cultural nerve-centre, when a paper-based bureaucracy could be outwitted, when bohemian scribblers could afford to eat world-class crème caramels, and even when money could be "cursed". But beneath the sugared surface there is also political anger.
A rousing adventure that reads as if Jorge Borges were writing in the mode of Umberto Eco's 'The Name of the Rose.
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wondrous... ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero.
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Gabriel Garcia Marquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges...Ruiz Zafón gives us a panoply of alluring and savage personages and stories. His novel eddies in currents of passion, revenge and mysteries whose layers peel away onion-like yet persist in growing back... we are taken on a wild ride that executes its hairpin bends with breathtaking lurches.
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Ruiz Zafón, Carlosprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arpaia, BrunoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Geel, NellekeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Graves, LuciaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schwaar, PeterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Tiittula, AnteroTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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In 1957 Barcelona, Daniel Semper and his close friend Fermin Romero de Torres find their lives violently disrupted by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who threatens to divulge a terrible secret that has been buried for two decades in the city's dark past.… (more)

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