Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

STATUS: Completed

Creepy, melodramatic and thrilling; I enjoyed this outing into a dark, mysterious Spain created by Carlos Ruiz Zafón.  Indeed, I can still remember – vividly – being exceptionally spooked by a scene where, in a workshop full of animate false limbs and mannequin/marionette-type bodies, were scraping and crawling on the cold stone floor.  Those are now embedded, writhing in my imagination.  But, short of that, Marina holds little else for me to remember and I am not motivated to keep the book.  Written very well; the adventure is a page turner and you are by no means left wanting by the ending.  Marina was particularly eerie and macabre; I did have to close the book and shudder a couple of times – and a creepy, scary book should have that effect on its reader’s nerves.

3 out of 5

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