One thing I really enjoyed about Shadow of the Wind was Zafón’s portrayal of Barcelona, it was very much a character on its own and it leapt from the pages (well from the earphones as I was listening to it!) and the Barcelona in Marina, is no different, it really does feel like you are walking the streets along with Óscar and Marina.
Whilst my blogging has been more miss than hit over the last few months, there was no way I was going to miss taking part in the Virtual Advent Tour! Many thanks to Kelly of The Written World and Marg of The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader for hosting the event again!
If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! Last Saturday saw me watching the sunrise on the move, as I got up stupidly early for a weekend to catch a train down to London for a quick overnight stay, a quick mooch around the capital and of course… a couple of bookshops… Read more →
The Comeback Season, is quite a melancholy and an undeniably sad read at times, but it is also proof that a book doesn’t have to be sunshine and roses for it to be hopeful, and I did find Ryan and Nick’s story to be ultimately hopeful, despite the sad times.
The one thing that has been a constant throughout all the Marcus Sedgwick books I’ve read, is his wonderful use of atmosphere, especially of the gothic variety, in She is Not Invisible, it takes a back seat. Certainly the heat, hustle and bustle of New York still comes across, but other elements are more important here.