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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel

There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »


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The Prisoner of Heaven by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Prisoner of Heaven

fmenendezh, January 30, 2013

Ruiz Zafón's The Prisoner of Heaven is part of the cycle began with The Shadow of the Wind in 2001, which was followed by a prequel, 2008's The Angel's Game, so it follows the lives and destinies of several characters from those previous books.

The Prisoner of Heaven in particular plays as a closure for the cycle, but it could be read as a stand-alone book without having read the other two. That's, in my opinion, the richness of the story and the characters and their experiences.

It's an easy reading that I recommend. And don't miss the other two.
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Freedom: A Novel by Jonathan Franzen
Freedom: A Novel

fmenendezh, January 1, 2011

I really enjoyed it - ambitious and completely engaging. It follows the lives of some decent middle-class liberal Americans through the years of the Bush Administration, so it's an interesting attempt to contemplate a particular moment in American life.
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