Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon and Complete Book Reviews

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, trans. from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. Little, Brown, $19 (336p) ISBN 978-0-316-04471-4
In a novel first published in Spain in 1999, Zafón (The Midnight Palace) transports readers to 1979 Barcelona, where 15-year-old Oscar Drai lives a dreary boarding school life. That’s until he meets a girl named Marina, who takes him to an old...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Author Planeta $0 (575p) ISBN 978-84-08-03881-8
A Barcelona-born novelist based in Los Angeles, Ruiz Zafon was a finalist for the Spanish Fernando Lara de Novela award with this fifth novel. This thriller follows the mysterious disappearance of an author of melodramas, Juli n Carax, and how...
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Carlos Ruiz Zaf%C3%B3n, trans. from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. Little, Brown, $17.99 (304p) ISBN 978-0-316-04473-8
Zafón (The Prince of Mist) delivers an often creepy adventure, first published in Spain in 1994, populated with some wonderful characters. In British-occupied Calcutta in 1916, a soldier saves two babies (at the cost of his own life), and the...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón, trans. from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. Little, Brown, $18 (272p) ISBN 978-0-316-04476-9
In this exciting, if somewhat over-the-top Gothic thriller, originally published in 1995, 14-year-old Irene Sauvelle, her younger brother, and their widowed mother relocate from Paris to the coast of Normandy in 1937. Madame Sauvelle has been hired...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Author . Doubleday $26.95 (531p) ISBN 978-0-385-52870-2
Fans of Zafón’s The Shadow of the Wind and new readers alike will be delighted with this gothic semiprequel. In 1920s Barcelona, David Martin is born into poverty, but, aided by patron and friend Pedro Vidal, he rises to become a crime
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Carlos Ruis Zaf%C3%B3n. Harper, $25.99 (320p) ISBN 978-0-06-220628-2
Characters from The Shadow of the Wind and The Angel's Game reconvene in Zafón's newest literary thriller. When a stranger shows up at the struggling Sempere & Sons bookshop in Barcelona in 1957 to buy a rare and expensive volume, Daniel Sempere—the
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón, read by Jonathan Davis, Hachette Audio, unabridged, five CDs, 5 hrs., $24.98 ISBN 978-1-60788-372-2
When 13-year-old Max Carver and his family move into a long-unoccupied—and possibly haunted—house on the Spanish coast during WWII, they learn of the evil magician known as the Prince of Mist, who went down in the ship that can be seen below the...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon, read by Jonathan Davis. Hachette Audio, unabridged, five CDs, 6.25 hrs., $24.98 ISBN 978-1-61113-430-8
Zafon's YA gothic horror novel follows 14-year-old Irene Sauvelle as she moves with her destitute family to the coast of Normandy. There, her mother finds a job as a housekeeper at Cravenmoore, a vast estate owned by the mysterious toymaker Lazarus...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón, read by Daniel Weyman. Hachette Audio, , unabridged, six CDs, 7.5 hrs., $25 ISBN 978-1-4789-5368-5
Fifteen-year-old Oscar is leading a lonely life at his Barcelona boarding school in the late 1970s. While exploring an older part of the city, he meets Marina, a girl near his age who lives austerely with her father, who is a painter, in a rundown...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Author, Lucia Graves, Translator , trans. from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. Penguin $24.95 (486p) ISBN 978-1-59420-010-6
Ruiz Zafón's novel, a bestseller in his native Spain, takes the satanic touches from Angel Heart and stirs them into a bookish intrigue à la Foucault's Pendulum . The time is the 1950s; the place, Barcelona. Daniel Sempere,...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafon, Author, Lucia Graves, Translator . Little, Brown $17.99 (214p) ISBN 978-0-316-04477-6
Originally published in 1993, Ruiz Zafón’s (The Shadow of the Wind ) first novel, unavailable in English in the U.S. until now, is a melancholy horror tale that explores the implications parents’ choices can have for their...
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Carlos Ruiz Zafón, trans. from the Spanish by Lucia Graves. Harper, $35 (848p) ISBN 978-0-06-266869-1
Zafón follows 2012’s The Prisoner of Heaven with the conclusion to his Cemetery of Forgotten Books quartet, a gripping and moving thriller set in Franco’s Spain that’s fully accessible to newcomers. In 1959, 29-year-old Alicia Gris, a capable,...
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