Sequels make me anxious…

July 28, 2009 at 11:31 am (books)

Sequels make me anxious, especially if the initial outing was  terrific. Here’s the novel that springs immediately to mind:  shadow

A heady mix of adventure, mystery, mysticism, magic, humor, and romance, Shadow of the Wind held me in its thrall from beginning to end. And now we have this: angelIs it in the same league as Shadow of the Wind? I don’t know. Not only have I not read it – I have not even read the reviews! If you, Dear Reader, have already assayed the follow-up volume by the undoubtedly gifted Carlos Ruiz Zafon, I would be happy to know your thoughts.

Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Carlos Ruiz Zafon


  1. Meredith said,

    Fear no more, Roberta! Ruiz Zafon has followed his first dazzler with another! The only way it could be considered a sequel is to see the (Library of Lost Books??) as the unifying thread, and it is such a mysterious and fascinating conceit, I hope he does continue to work it into his novels . . . The characters in this novel are INHO far more memorable (and loveable) than those in Shadow of the Wind, and the story line is more compelling (and more tortuous if possible). Chilling!! I can’t wait until you do a post on it!

    • Roberta Rood said,

      Hey, Meredith, thanks for the reassuring post. I happily look forward to The Angel’s Game!

  2. Lesley Walters said,

    Angel’s Game is better – at the moment I’d say it’s the best book I’ve read for a long, long time. Better than the wonderful Shadow of the Wind,

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