Tuesday, December 18, 2012

The Prisoner of Heaven

Atmospheric. Having enjoyed The Angel’s Game, I readily picked up Carlos Ruiz Zafron’s novel, The Prisoner of Heaven, another part of his series of an uncertain number of books set in Barcelona involving the Cemetery of Forgotten Books . Zafron’s prose is highly descriptive, and for readers of the earlier novels, the characters are immediately familiar and recalled. Zafron sets this novel in two time periods, 1939 and 1958, and he develops more fully the characters of Fermín Romero de Torres, David Martin and Daniel Sempere. When I finished this novel, I considered reading the earlier novels again, expecting even more pleasure from them all. Readers who like novels in which the setting and time period come alive and descriptive language dominates in creating a realistic atmosphere, are those most likely to enjoy this novel and the others in the series. Rating: Three-star (Recommended) Click here to purchase The Prisoner of Heaven from amazon.com.

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