BOOKS KINDLE El Palacio de la Medianoche author Carlos Ruiz Zafón – chiangshistory.org
My disappointment in this book can be described in three words Insufficiently xplained superpowers Didn t really like this oneI m not really sure whyMaybe it s because I didn t like Benor maybe it s because I wasn t particularly interested in the storyI liked all the other charactersthoI have to admit that I ve skimmed through the last 40 pages I JUST DON T UNDERSTAND WHY JAWAHAL HAD TO just don t understand why Jawahal had to Double Deception (Code Name: Danger everything so freaking complicatedLikestop being so dramaticdudeThendingon the other handI actually really likedIt was a good conclusion to their journey The only reason that I am giving this book a star is because I happen to be a Zafon s fan But seriously now Calcutta 1930 no disrespect at all I hated the Chowbar society members all of them and I was sympethtic to Jawahel villain but Zafon my man this thing sounded like a movie from Bollywood I mean a necklace that is split in two twins names written backwards I was waiting for the time when they all sang and the book went musical I understand that it is meant for teenagers and that you wrote it back in the 1990s But some things are better left in the past there is no reason to bring it back again when you have written the angels game and shadow of the wind nevertheless any book that is written by Zafon has to have uotes that are Wicked Lies (Men of Summer, epic like and the ones that have appealed to me are there was a time was when i too was young and did all the things young people arexpected to do marry have children get into deptbecome disappointed and give up the dreams and principles you have always sworn to uphold In a word I became oldtactics are the collection of small steps you take to reach a position strategy the steps you take when there s nowhere left to go in the book of life it is perhaps best not to turn back pagesthere are two things in life you cannot chooseThe first your Grave Tattoo enemies the second your family sometimes the difference between them is hard to see but in thend time will show you that the cards you have been dealt could always have been worst life dear son is like that first game of chess by the time you begin to understand how the pieces move you ve already lost Who are the lunatics asked Jawahal The ones who see horror in the heart of their fellow humans and search for peace at any price Or the ones who pretend they don t see what s going on around them The world Ben belongs Georgia and the Tycoon either to lunatics or hypocrites There are no other races on thisarth You must choose which one to belong to In my yearlong course to read Churchills Trial everything of Carlos Ruiz Zafon I am now into his recent YA novelsach that have a similar theme to them I loved the uartetuintent of novels that comprise the Shadow of the WindCemetery of Forgotten Books Series I also loved Marina There are four of these novels left the first is the Prince of Mist This second one called the Midnight Palace is also named Niebla 2 But I have no idea who Niebla is nor how the books might be connected Even though they are A Conspiracy of Ravens (Lady Trent Mysteries extremely similar in nature and style There is a Niebla 3The Midnight Palace does divert from the usual style as it is set in Calcutta not Spain But all the rest of the otherlements are there Children in danger due to a dark spirit from the past usually that falls into a familial generation line of past wrongs and misdeeds mixed with mental illness There are haunted mansions fire a child or children sought for death There are dark tunnels mixed with old legends It was a dark misty poorly constructed kind of a mess It was hard to follow and I didn t uite like it My guess is that the last two novels will resemble of the same But I guess we will see SPOILER ALERTI was very disappointed in this book I liked Prince of Mist but this book was not nearly as good and I didn t think Prince of Mist was greatFor one thing Grandma does not want anyone telling Sheere that her father was a bad man But Grandma was the one who for her whole life has been telling Sheere that her father is a good man But she knew his spirit was hunting his chi. Calcuta 1932 El corazón de las tinieblas Un tren Lakeside Redemption en llamas atraviesa la ciudad Unspectro de fuego siembra In Pursuit of a Princess el terrorn las sombras de la noche Pero Second Time Loving eso nos más ue Ldren to kill one of them So why did she build him up in Sheere s mind in the first placeHow can Ben and Sheere have a mystical connection because they were twins separated at birth Why did Dad kidnap Ben s friends and tie them up Why didn t he just kill them all and then kill BenWhatever happened to their father s home Why did he build it so weird How can they believe one minute that the bad guy knows they are there because the miniature train starts going around the tracks and has three miniature figures of them inside and then the next minute feel they are safe nough to go to sleep in separate roomsAnd why is it the girl always has to be the one sacrifice herself The story was not that interesting It was difficult to follow Explanations were given in character speech going on for pages Couldn t the author find a way to show not tell I was actually kind of angry by the nd because I really wanted to like the book and find it creepy like Prince of Mist I don t understand why VOYA had it as a starred review The cover art is great thoughProduct DescriptionIn the heart of Calcutta lurks a dark mysterySet in Calcutta in the 1930s The Midnight Palace begins on a dark night when an English lieutenant fights to save newborn twins Ben and Sheere from an unthinkable threat Despite monsoon force rains and terrible danger lurking around Dark Awakening every street corner the young lieutenant manages to get them to safety but not without losing his own life Years later on theve
of ben andBen and s sixteenth birthday the mysterious threat reenters their lives This time it may be impossible to scape With the help of their brave friends the twins will have to take a stand against the terror that watches them in the shadows of the Night And Face The and face the frightening creature in the history of the City of Palaces Those places where sadness and misery abound are favoured settings for stories of ghosts and apparitions I think I can sum up my disappointment in this book in a sentence Fantastic ideas that are described in breathtakingly beautiful prose but never xplained properlyThis isn t going to be a long review because I had the same problems with this book as I did with The Prince of MistThere was just not Family Men enoughxplanation and it might just be me but I couldn t get over that I m trying so hard not to delve into spoilers but so many crazy things happened throughout which would have been brilliant and were certainly uniue had I just been given a reason as to why they were happening Without this I just couldn t believe it and I wasn t sure that I understood the majority of it I don t mind suspending my disbelief and I love magical realism it s my favourite kind of realism but only when what s happening makes senseAnd to me anyway parts of this story didn tBut anyway Creative Participation enough of the negative stuff let s move on to the positivesBecause there were tons of things I liked about this bookFirst up I ve said it before and I ve said it again I love love looooove how Mr RZ constructs a sentence Seriously his prose is just absolutely stunningI ve never been to Calcutta and I don t know what the streets look like or how the mist rolls off the Hooghly River but with passages like this The further he went the the station made of glass and steel seemed to melt into the city a jungle of marble mausoleums blackened by decades of neglect naked walls once coated in ochre blue and gold their colours peeled away by the fury of the monsoon leaving them blurred and faded like watercolours dissolving in a pond I am instantly transported there Just gorgeous I also think that aforementioned problems aside Mr RZ definitely knows how to tell a thrilling story Even though I didn t understand a few bits thending was so gripping I ve said before that I love authors who aren t afraid to put their characters and readers for that matter through the ringer and Mr RZ is definitely not afraid to do this I was afraid however because I m sure he has a list of all my worst nightmares and just throws. L principioEn la víspera de cumplir dieciséis años Ben Sheere y sus amigos de la Chowbar Society deberán Sabina Spielrein enfrentarse al más terriblenigma de la historia de la ciud.