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Book Reccomendations - Spanish Fiction

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Book Reccomendations - Spanish Fiction

I will be traveling to Barcelona and Madrid with my family in two weeks and am looking for a couple of good books set in Spain to take along on the trip to bring what I'm reading to life! I am leaning more towards fiction than non-fiction. I am bringing along "Shadow of the Wind" (Sombra del Viento) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, but would love another any other suggestions as well!

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1. Re: Book Reccomendations - Spanish Fiction

if you want something easy and entertaining for the trip this history-adventures-fiction book is a good idea.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Alatriste

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Some key novels:

"El misterio de la cripta embrujada" by Eduardo Mendoza.

"Trilogía de Madrid" by Francisco Umbral.

"Beltenebros" by Antonio Muñoz Molina.

"Filomeno a su pesar" by Gonzalo Torrente Ballester.

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bump for more suggestions or a brief overview of what the above listed books are about.

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As this question has been reopened, I suggest 'Winter in Madrid' by C J Sansom. Not a Spanish book, but an English one set in dark and atmospheric post-civil war Spain; the leading character becomes a reluctant spy, trying to keep Spain out of the war in Europe, and failing to distance himself from the life- and loves - of Madrillenos..

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A Load of Bull: an Englishman's Adventure in Madrid

pontas-agency.com/Llibres/ENG/Book_A_Load_of…

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Captain Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte is a great choice

amazon.com/Captain-Alatriste-Arturo-Perez-Re…

Also by the same author, The Flandes Table

amazon.com/Flanders-Panel-Arturo-Perez-Rever…

I haven't read this one yet, but supposedly is very good: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

amazon.com/Cathedral-Sea-Ildefonso-Falcones/…

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winter in Madrid and shadow of the wind are both brilliant in my estimation. Zafon has just published his second novel called "The Angels game" Just about to startit before my trip to Madrid!

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