Teaser Tuesday: The Angel’s Game

Like a warm blanket just from the dryer, the Wheel of Time has turned to Teaser Tuesday.

Just in case you don’t know, Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by Books and a Beat. Anyone can play along! All you have to do is grab the book you’re currently reading, open to a random page and share a few sentences from that page. But make sure you don’t share any spoilers!*

*I wish I could take credit for this introduction, but I shamelessly stole it from Heather over at bitsnbooks. To help me make amends, you should go check out her blog.

This week I’m reading The Angel’s Game by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Can someone explain why his books are under “R” for Ruiz and not “Z” for Zafron? Anyway, I enjoyed Shadow of the Wind, and am looking forward to the next books in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series.

The Truly Random Number Generator sends us to page 279:

"I can guarantee the heir won't dare lay a finger on you unless it's in the presence of priest waving a marriage certificate."

"That sounds a bit extreme."

"Will you do it?"

"For you?"

"For literature."

Angel's Game cover

In Retrospect:

When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History’s Unknown Chapters by Giles Milton

2 Stars

These “chapters” are only unknown if someone’s ignored the entire internet. This book read more like a collection of Mental Floss or Cracked articles than anything else, and some chapters are quite well known indeed, like the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby.

There are also several stories, mainly in the ones relating directly to Hitler, in which the author (purposefully?) leaves out well-known information to make things more mysterious than they are.

Don’t spend any money on this book, and only read for free it if you can’t get online, where the stories are told better, with more accuracy, and often include pictures.

The only reason I’m giving this two stars instead of one is that a one-star rating from me means the book will actually make you worse for having read it, and this book doesn’t go that far.

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