11. November 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Literary Fiction, Tracy

The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, 278 pages, read by Tracy, on 11/11/2012

This is the third book in The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. I read the first, The Shadow of the Wind, and was instantly hooked. The second book, The Angels Game, didn’t keep my interest and I didn’t finish it.  I did finish this one and really enjoyed it. Daniel Sempere works at the book store his father owns in Barcelona in 1957. He is married and has a son. One day a man visits the shop and buys an expensive book. He asks Daniel to deliver it personally. It’s for a  friend and co worker Fermin. Fermin is getting married soon but he has a story to tell Daniel about his years in prison.   Some of it involves Daniel’s mother who died when he was young. A lot of men were imprisoned wrongly after the war. This isn’t the end of the story so I have another book to look forward to.

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