As a 10-year-old, Daniel Sempere visits a mysterious place called the ‘Cemetery of Forgotten Books’ and chooses a book by the unknown author Julián Carax. Over the years, he tries to find out more about him, only to discover that someone is searching for all of Carax’ books just to burn them, and that he himself may possess one of the last copies. This is supposed to be a gothic novel full of doomed romance, tragedy, and mystery, but in the end, it is mostly […]
Labyrinth of the Spirits is the fourth and final novel in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. It’s a fitting end to an enjoyable series, and does an admirable job of gathering up all the loose threads of the three previous books. Like The Shadow of the Wind, The Angel’s Game and The Prisoner of Heaven, Labyrinth of the Spirits tells a magical mystery story of the dark days of Franco’s Fascist Spain. It does not disappoint in the telling of the story, and I was (mostly) engrossed […]
Episode 1-39: Marvel Doesn’t Care About Black Humor Wherein I review: 146. The Labyrinth of Spirits (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books #4) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon 147. Lethal White (Cormoran Strike #4) by Robert Galbraith 148. Ambush (Michael Bennett #11) by James Patterson The Cemetery of Forgotten Books adds more blocks to the every growing library. JK Rowling always does great relationships, and does procedurals as well as wizarding. And Ten is Enough the Cop puts up a lackluster murder involving the Canadian Mob vs the […]
In this episode, I further dive into the Stainless Steel Rat space opera, where a slick space criminal experiences 1970’s style hijinks. I finish up the YA books written by the author of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books author – all of them involving kids fighting some kind of devilish dealing evil power. And I leap back to the beginning to dip my toes in the Cosmere and ponder how Avengers: Infinity War shit’s gonna get when he finally merges all his shardfolk.
https://killingmykindle.com/2018/02/26/episode-1-08-i-always-thought-that-id-see-you-again/ Wherein I Review: 22. The Fireman by Joe Hill 23. The Way of Kings (Stormlight Archive #1) by Brandon Sanderson 24. The Stainless Steel Rat Sings The Blues (Stainless Steel Rat #3) by Harry Harrison 25. The Prince of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon