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'The Angel's Game'

 
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dibley



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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 6:58 pm    Post subject: 'The Angel's Game' Reply with quote

Remember The Shadow of the Wind?

'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.'

That's the first paragraph of The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafn; translated by Lucia Graves.

A copy slipped through my letterbox today - I'm busy!
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:53 pm    Post subject: Re: 'The Angel's Game' Reply with quote

dibley wrote:
Remember The Shadow of the Wind?

'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.'

That's the first paragraph of The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafn; translated by Lucia Graves.

A copy slipped through my letterbox today - I'm busy!


Yep, remember it.
Loved it.
Have placed The Angel's Game at the top of my books to buy list.
Thank you so much for the pointer Very Happy
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