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Have you ever begun to read a book and after a few pages realized that
what is in your hands is a work of genius? That is what I felt while reading this book (Daniel A). The Angel's Game
includes many elements of a Gothic horror story:
old houses, hidden rooms, secrets, decay and mysterious characters (Carolyn
G-G); his use of language is wonderful and he has a way of making you actually
see and feel the surroundings (Brenda d'A).
Although there are plenty of holes and loose ends in the plot, the narrative is surprisingly compelling, and kept me turning the pages. There are enough scenes in dark towers, cemeteries and dank bookstores to keep even the jaded horror fan interested. I think the author succeeds less...
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A Short History of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain's second largest city after Madrid, is the capital of the
Autonomous Community of Catalonia in the North East of Spain (map)
and a major economic center for finance, business, media, arts and international
trade. Its location on the Mediterranean coast brings it mild, humid
winters and warm, dry summers. With a population of 1.6 million it is the
eleventh most populated city in the European Union and the sixth-most populous
urban area (after Paris, London, Ruhr Area, Madrid and Milan) with almost 5
million people living in the Barcelona metropolitan area.
Legend has it that the city was founded by either the mythical Hercules, or around 250 BC by
the Carthaginian general Barcas (father of...