Posts Tagged ‘The Angel’s Game’

The soul of a writer

October 29, 2009

‘ … the only way you can truly get to know an author is through the trail of ink he leaves behind him; the person you think you see is only an empty character: truth is always hidden in fiction.’ — Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

The Angel’s Game, the latest novel from Carlos Ruiz Zafón is, like his previous novel, The Shadow of the Wind, set in Barcelona.

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A writer never forgets …

October 21, 2009

‘A writer never forgets the first time he accepted a few coins or a word of praise in exchange for a story. He will never forget the sweet poison of vanity in his blood, and the belief that, if he succeeds in not letting anyone discover his lack of talent, the dream of literature will provide him with a roof over his head, a hot meal at the end of the day, and what he covets the most: his name printed on a miserable piece of paper that surely will outlive him. A writer is condemned to remember that moment, because from then on he is doomed and his soul has a price.’ — Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Angel’s Game

The Angel’s Game, the latest novel from Carlos Ruiz Zafón is, like The Shadow of the Wind, set in Barcelona.