Monday, 2 January 2012

Ruiz Zafón, Carlos „The Watcher in the Shadows“



Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Watcher in the Shadows" (Las Luces de Septiembre) - 1995

A family in France in 1937. After the death of her father, Irene's mother moves with her children from Paris to a remote place in Normandy, a mysterious mansion inhabited by a toymaker who lives there with his sick wife. Shadows, Ruiz Zafón loves shadows, it's amazing what he can do with shadows …
I don't really like ghost stories but nobody tells them so beautifully as Carlos Ruiz Zafón. All he needs is a remote island, a mysterious castle, an old library, whatever, he makes it into a voyage into the unknown.

I have loved every single one of this brilliant author's works, any one of them a masterpiece. Can't wait to get a hold of the next one.

Find more books about this great author here.

From the back cover: "A mysterious toymaker who lives as a recluse in an old mansion, surrounded by the magical beings he has created...

A sickly wife locked away in a hidden room...

An enigma involving strange lights that shine out from the small island on which an old, disused lighthouse stands...

A shadowy creature that hides deep in the woods...

These are the elements of a mystery will bind 14-year-old Irene to Ismael during one magical summer spent in Blue Bay when her mother takes a job as a housekeeper for the enigmatic toymaker, Lazarus Jann.
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