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Unwinding “The Labyrinth of the Spirits”

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Stories have no beginning and no end, only doors through which we may enter them. Internationally acclaimed author Carlos Ruiz Zafón has presented us with many dark and dazzling doors in his Cemetery of Forgotten Books series. In the grand finale of this saga, The Labyrinth of the Spirits (Harper) Ruiz Zafón deftly ties together the many winding plots of his other stories and gives long-awaited closure on past mysteries. As with Ruiz Zafón’s bittersweet writing style, fans will be fully satisfied with his grand hulking conclusion (around 800 pages), and yet saddened to see their favorite characters join on page for the last time. The novel is set in the late 1950s Barcelona when Franco is in power, and follows the alluring…

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New Coffee Table Book Goes Behind the Scenes of Woody Allen’s Films

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Woody Allen is a critically-acclaimed film maker, and a controversial public figure. Known for his films that, while considered romantic, have a tendency to be psychoanalyses of the modern world, his films are instantly recognizable for their motifs and style, often full of self-deprecation. In leading film critic Jason Solomon’s coffee table book Woody Allen Film by Film, the themes, styles, and cultural impact of Allen’s films are discussed in detail, providing a comprehensive view of the films beyond more than just what’s seen on the screen. In addition, each and every Woody Allen film, from the first film in the 1960s, to 2015’s Irrational Man is given an in-depth history, of inspiration, influence, and impact. The coffee table book not only gives…

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