Search Results: "Carlos Ruiz Zafón"


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THE WATCHER IN THE SHADOWS by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Released: May 15, 2013

"A genuine mystery with occasional horror elements. (Historical mystery/horror. 13-18)"
Originally published in Spain, this chilling book follows the mysterious events that take place in a sleepy French coastal village in 1937. Read full book review >

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THE MIDNIGHT PALACE by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: May 1, 2011

"Perfect for readers who value mood over all else. (Fantasy. 12 & up)"
Fraternal twins face a frightening destiny in this Indian melodrama set in 1932 Calcutta. Read full book review >

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THE ANGEL’S GAME by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 19, 2009

"A nice fit with the current craze for learned mysteries and for spooks of both the spying and the spectral kind."
Another delicious supernatural mystery from bestselling Catalan author Zafón (The Shadow of the Wind, 2005). Read full book review >

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THE PRISONER OF HEAVEN by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Released: July 10, 2012

"Ruiz Zafón narrowly avoids preciousness, and the ghosts of Spain that turn up around every corner are real enough. Readers are likely to get a kick out of this improbable, oddly entertaining allegory."
The Count of Monte Cristo finds justice—after a fashion, anyway, and by the most roundabout of routes. Read full book review >

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MARINA by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: July 22, 2014

"High-quality gothic genre fiction with a classic Mary Shelley sensibility. (Horror. 12 & up)"
Like Paris in Leroux's The Phantom of the Opera, Ruiz Zafón's Barcelona is a character in its own right, linchpin for this richly atmospheric, genuinely scary tale. Read full book review >

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THE SHADOW OF THE WIND by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 12, 2004

"The Shadow of the Wind will keep you up nights—and it'll be time well spent. Absolutely marvelous."
The histories of a mysterious book and its enigmatic author are painstakingly disentangled in this yeasty Dickensian romance: a first novel by a Spanish novelist now living in the US. Read full book review >

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Inborn Powers of Human Beings by Carlos Ruiz Poleo
Released: May 8, 2014

"A vague assessment of an otherwise interesting topic."
Encouragement to mix science and spirituality as a way to harness energy. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2004

"A useful biography, though overwritten and overlength; of particular interest to students of contemporary European politics."
An impressively thorough but tepid life of Spain's reigning Bourbon monarch, who helped foster democracy after the dark decades of the Franco junta. Read full book review >

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DON CARLOS by Thorvald Steen
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

"One hopes its sequel will arrive here soon."
justify yes* Don Carlos ($21.95; paper $12.95; Feb. 4, 1998; 1-55713-357-3; paper 1-55713-356-5): The eponymous ``Don Carlos'' is the young Charles Darwin, who is observed with a mixture of respect and bafflement by an Italian immigrant to Argentina, in this first of two sequential novels (its companion, Giovanni, is forthcoming) by an acclaimed Norwegian writer. Read full book review >

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CARLOS AND LITTLE WOLF by Lesley Harker
ANIMALS
Released: Dec. 15, 1996

"White scratchboard outlines and delicately colored watercolor washes fluidly complement the text. (Fiction. 4-7)"
As Carlos waits for his pomegranates to get big enough to eat, Little Wolf waits for himself to get big enough to eat Carlos. Read full book review >

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CARLOS IS GONNA GET IT by Kevin Emerson
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

"The detailed, original and somewhat mysterious nature of Carlos's idiosyncrasies adds a real spark to this now familiar tale of bullying. (Fiction. 10 & up)"
Bizarre, friendless Carlos is targeted by a group of classmates in this intriguing novel depicting the planning and execution of a cruel prank, told by the most dubious participant in the plan. Read full book review >