The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafón Review

Internet, eBooks and online trading have no blame, no one that is interested in the presented in the window display books. During the Christmas season of 1957, there are not even computer. Nevertheless, the business bookshop Sempere & amp runs; Sons not good in Barcelona. Because, it seems Daniel (Sempere junior) almost like a miracle as an old man enters the shop. His charisma is uncanny, if not scary – less because of the wrinkled face than because of his war-injured leg, the hand prosthesis made of porcelain and the raspy voice.

He obviously knows exactly what he is looking for, and takes with his eagle eye, the old black display case great-grandfather’s time to target. Ironically, the most valuable book is a collector’s item, it has done to him. Without batting an eyelid, he puts a hundred-peseta bill on the counter, not only allows the change of 65 pesetas back, but also the book: “The Count of Monte Cristo” by Alexandre Dumas.

to with dedication it Daniel pass: “For Fermín Romero de Torres, who has risen from the dead and the key to the future is”.

can on the mysterious dedication Daniel make no sense.. He knows Fermín years; they’re best friends, and Fermín help in his father’s bookshop. Lately, however Fermín depressed, down to skin and bones – and that, although he will soon marry. When Daniel presented to him in the afternoon the book along with the inscription, it attracts Fermín the last bit of color from her face.

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Now the time has come for Fermin to finally tell something from his dark past Daniel, and thus begins the parallel storyline from around 1,939 new in Carlos Ruiz Zafóns novel “the prisoner of heaven”. Back then sat Fermín in prison one of the fort Montjuic. In the jargon of the guards he was the “tenants” of the cell no. 13. Gray is the cause for prison life in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War under the rule of dictator General Francisco Franco. Who does not kicked the bucket in the torture, died of hunger or disease or in the dirt. But Fermín will escape.

He owes the writer David Martin, with whom he shares the captivity. Fermín knows and appreciates the literary creativity of the man, his well-known work has read “The City of the Damned” and is always a silent admirer was. Although he now makes a deranged impression that he concocts with Fermín out a plan that is based on Dumas’ adventure novel about the Count of Monte Cristo. Fermín before fleeing, he promises Martín, to take care of Isabella, a beautiful young lady and her son. But is Fermín in freedom and want to follow Isabella’s footsteps, he must know that she’s dead.

It’s all about the “cemetery of forgotten books”. Before we start the actual novel, we read a brief introduction of the author on the overall approach of his four-part cycle on the literary universe. After With a purchase through this link to support my offer – thank you!”

In fact, you can read how it promises the author each part independently of the other. I have not read volumes 1 and 2, so the acting figures did not know (for example, David Martin, the protagonist of “The Angel’s Game”) – but the plot was completely transparent. And immediately I felt safe in a wonderful, warm atmosphere.

Daniel Sempere, Fermín attentive listener, however, remains for the time being concealed much. Isabella is his mother. What had to provide them with the detainees? Why did she have to die? She was always very healthy until they suddenly and unexpectedly ill. In 1960, Daniel is at her grave. He knows “that the story, his story is still not over. It has just begun.” To be continued…As an avid reader myself fascinated by the concept the Spanish author Carlos Ruiz Zafon to devote a cycle of literary works of literature and to realize than exciting, mysterious, atmospheric dense tome miniseries. More than ever, threatening the narration for mass consumption and disposable product to deteriorate, tailored to fashions and target groups, created on profit optimization, short-lived and undemanding fun. Zafón holds with impressive linguistic style and staying power, however, and who these door opens only once, can hardly evade more.


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