Thursday 27 January 2022

The City of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon - A Review


"I have always envied the ability to forget that some people have for whom the past is like a change of season or old shoes that it is enough to condemn in the back of a closet so that they are unable to redo the lost steps".

The City of Mist by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is a collection of short stories all taking place at the same setting as the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. The collection was published posthumously in 2020 and was translated in English in 2021. I have read the Greek translation of the book.

Gathered here for the first time - and some never before published in English - these stories showcase the talents of Carlos Ruiz Zafón, a writer beloved by millions of readers and a master who has left us too soon.

The Cemetery of Forgotten Books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon is one of my favourites. It is so atmospheric and just perfect. So, when I heard that a short story collection was coming out I was really excited and of course after reading it I just loved it. It was good to be back in Barcelona and meet old and new heroes. 
The writing as always with Carlos Ruiz Zafon's books was excellent. It is a pity that we will not read more by him.

Rating: 4 Stars

About the book:
The echo of the great characters and motifs of the novels of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series resonates in the stories of Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

A boy decides to become a writer when he discovers that his inventions hold the power to entice the rich girl who has stolen his heart...

An architect flees Constantinople with plans for an impregnable library...

A strange gentleman tempts Cervantes to write a book that has never existed...

And Gaudí, sailing to a mysterious rendezvous in New York, delights in a spectacle of light and steam, the stuff that cities should be made of.

See you in the next post and don't forget to keep reading!!!

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