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And the main events start at the end of September in Barcelona. The novel narrates two parallel stories. The principal one is the history of Marina and Oscar. It is touching and emotional. That Sunday was no exception.

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Shelves: In the late s Barcelona was a mirage of avenues and winding alleys where one could easily travel thirty or forty years into the past by just stepping into the foyer of a grand old building or walking into a cafe. Time and memory, history and fiction merged in the enchanted city like watercolours in the rain. It was there, in the lingering echo of the streets that no longer exist, that cathedrals and age-old palaces created the tapestry into which this story would be woven.

Once more, Carlos In the late s Barcelona was a mirage of avenues and winding alleys where one could easily travel thirty or forty years into the past by just stepping into the foyer of a grand old building or walking into a cafe.

Once more, Carlos Ruiz Zafon chooses as his setting his beloved city of Barcelona, letting his imagination weave secret, fantastic and scary histories behind the facades of the old buildings. Marina precedes the Library of Forgotten books series and marks the transition from his Young Adult early novels to his more ambitious Shadow of the Wind. There is a lot of similarity between the protagonists, Oscar Drai here and Daniel Sempere in the later novel.

Both have a vivid imagination and both love to roam the city streets at all hours. Both fall for mysterious girls, both get entangled in old conflicts with a touch of the supernatural, both stories start in a cemetery of sorts.

The memories of hundreds of people lie here. Their lives, their feelings, their expectations, their absence, the dreams that never came true for them, the disappointments, the deceptions and the unrequited loves that poisoned their existence All that is here, trapped forever.

Nothing in life can be understood until you understand death. Boy meets beautiful girl, he invites her out and she takes him for a first date to an old, forgotten graveyard where they witness a masked lady, dressed all in black, lay a red rose on a grave marked only by the image of a black butterfly.

There must be a story behind this mystery. Grey-eyed Marina lives with her father, German Blau, in a huge house set in an untended garden. Her mother died giving birth to Marina, and the rooms are filled with her beautiful portraits, the last paintings ever to be done by her bereaved husband. Oscar takes about a couple of seconds to fall utterly and irreversibly in love with her, but she keeps him at a distance.

The investigation into the secret of the veiled woman, the grave, the rose and the black butterfly will help to bring boy and girl closer together. The writing style took some getting used to, especially due to the heavy handed use of lurid adjectives and to the extraordinary circumstances the young couple has to face. They almost get killed by a train inside a tunnel, by strange marionnetes half-human and half-machine, are hunted by evil smelling ghosts and reclusive taxi drivers.

The inside of the factory looked to me like the scene of a nightmare. Hundreds of feet, hands, arms, legs and glass eyes were scattered about the premises These are just a few examples of the scary, yet so entertaining, adventures Oscar and Marina have as they unravel the history of Mijail Kolvenik and Eva Irinova. I will not give more details of this subject, better to have some surprises left out of my review. I will only say that the novel reminded me strongly of the XIX century Romantic movement, with its preference for tragic star-crossed lovers and grand gestures made by passionate souls ready to fight against Death in order to remain by the side of their lovers.

That night Mijail said he believed each one of us is only granted brief moments of pure happiness. Sometimes only days or weeks. Other times years. It all depends on our luck. The remembrance of such moments stays with us for ever and becomes a land of memories to which we vainly attempt to return during the rest of our existence. Parallel to the drama of Mijail and Irina, the boy and the girl are making their own history together, a more delicate and touching affair, with touches of humour in the beginning When her lips touched my ear I felt a tingling on the nape of my neck, like a centipede dancing the bossa nova.

We only remember what never really happened.

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Shelves: In the late s Barcelona was a mirage of avenues and winding alleys where one could easily travel thirty or forty years into the past by just stepping into the foyer of a grand old building or walking into a cafe. Time and memory, history and fiction merged in the enchanted city like watercolours in the rain. It was there, in the lingering echo of the streets that no longer exist, that cathedrals and age-old palaces created the tapestry into which this story would be woven. Once more, Carlos In the late s Barcelona was a mirage of avenues and winding alleys where one could easily travel thirty or forty years into the past by just stepping into the foyer of a grand old building or walking into a cafe. Once more, Carlos Ruiz Zafon chooses as his setting his beloved city of Barcelona, letting his imagination weave secret, fantastic and scary histories behind the facades of the old buildings. Marina precedes the Library of Forgotten books series and marks the transition from his Young Adult early novels to his more ambitious Shadow of the Wind.

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Shelves: In the late s Barcelona was a mirage of avenues and winding alleys where one could easily travel thirty or forty years into the past by just stepping into the foyer of a grand old building or walking into a cafe. Time and memory, history and fiction merged in the enchanted city like watercolours in the rain. It was there, in the lingering echo of the streets that no longer exist, that cathedrals and age-old palaces created the tapestry into which this story would be woven. Once more, Carlos In the late s Barcelona was a mirage of avenues and winding alleys where one could easily travel thirty or forty years into the past by just stepping into the foyer of a grand old building or walking into a cafe. Once more, Carlos Ruiz Zafon chooses as his setting his beloved city of Barcelona, letting his imagination weave secret, fantastic and scary histories behind the facades of the old buildings. Marina precedes the Library of Forgotten books series and marks the transition from his Young Adult early novels to his more ambitious Shadow of the Wind. There is a lot of similarity between the protagonists, Oscar Drai here and Daniel Sempere in the later novel.

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