The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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This is one of my pending book review – I read it right after I finished the Cathedral of the Sea.

The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon (Source: www.amazon.com) The Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
(Source: http://www.amazon.com)

Having read his The Shadow of the Wind and with the blurb suggesting that the story is set in Calcutta (India), I had double expectations from The Midnight Palace. Admittedly, it happens to be a YA (youth adult) novel. But maybe I shouldn’t have expected a sensible story in the first place.

The novel starts off well. Zafon instills the same dark, Gothic art of story-telling, which made The Shadow of the Wind such a pleasure to read. Zafon seems to be fascinated by fire – it plays symbolically a very important role in The Shadow of the Wind as well as in The Midnight Palace. Kind of wondering if that would be a common thread/style seen in…

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