Marina de carlos ruiz zafon
Marina by Carlos Ruiz ZafonQuince anos mas tarde, la memoria de aquel dia ha vuelto a mi. He visto a aquel muchacho vagando entre las brumas de la estacion de Francia y el nombre de Marina se ha encendido de nuevo como una herida fresca. Todos tenemos un secreto encerrado bajo llave en el atico del alma. este es el mio.
En la Barcelona de 1980 Oscar Drai suena despierto, deslumbrado por los placeres mocernistas cercanos al internado en el que estudia. En una de sus escapadas conoce a Marina, una chica audaz que comparte con oscar la aventura de adentrarse en un enigma doloroso del pasado de la ciudad. Un misterioso personaje de la posguerra se propuso el mayor desafio imaginable, pero su ambicion lo arrastro por sendas siniestras cucyas consecuencias debe pagar alguien todavia hoy.
Book Review: "Marina" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
W ith flowing prose and a story-line that would entice any historical fiction enthusiast, Marina is a fine piece of well-crafted, intriguing, chilling literature. The story is narrated by fifteen-year-old Oscar Drai, a boarding school student who appears to be unravelling in his very own exponential crisis. Oscar falls for Marina and her delicate yet feisty condition and, one Sunday morning, they walk down to the old Barcelona quarter to witness a macabre and mysterious ceremony at a hidden cemetery: a woman, veiled in black, places a single rose upon a grave embossed with a small black butterfly. Marina is one of those books that are meant to be devoured in one sitting; feasted upon quickly, as it will truly curb any hunger you might have had for a good read. It is a story, and an excellent one at that. Marina is certainly a thoroughly recommended Halloween read
I thought of his words as I read the book, and they resonated; the story is bittersweet, lingering, hauntingly beautiful, but underscored with a current of leavetaking and moving forward to new lives and new things. Oscar Drai is a boarding school student in Barcelona who stumbles upon a mystery one day when he enters the grounds of a seemingly abandoned house and finds that it really has three inhabitants: Marina and her aging grandfather, along with Kafka the cat.
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A note from the author Dear Reader, Ive always believed that all writers, whether they will admit it or not, have a few favourites among their published books. These preferences are seldom related to the intrinsic literary value of the work or the success it might have achieved, if any. The naked truth is, one just tends to feel closer to some of ones offspring than to others. Of all the books Ive published ever since I picked up this odd business of the novelist trade back in prehistoric , Marina remains one of my favourites. I wrote the novel in Los Angeles between and I was then in my early thirties and was beginning to suspect that what romantics used to refer to as my first youth was, slowly but surely, starting to slip through my fingers.
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