The books have been talking to each other a lot lately. A lot. For those of you who aren’t bibliophiles, books do talk to each other. Really. Ask Umberto Eco. Libraries are whispering all the time. You just have to listen. It helps if you let your inner child, the one who never forgot to wonder at the universe, do the listening.
As mentioned in a previous post, I read The Angel’s Game this summer. Barcelona is a major character in both of Zafon’s books. Last week I read The Gaudi Key by Esteban Martin and Andreu Carranza–originally in Spanish translated into English. And Barcelona, naturally, plays a big role. Parc Guell features prominently in all these stories. Are you beginning to hear the whispers?
There’s another little conversation going on between The Gaudi Key and Chaos Theory. I know, not two books you would expect to have much to say to each other. But guess what pops up in The Gaudi Key. Fractals! One of the main characters is a mathematician and he’s all over fractals and scale.
The Gaudi Key is a fun, quick read. Amid the architecture and the art, you will find a secret order of knights, a holy relic that must be found and protected and a very diabolical satanic order in this fast moving tale. Riddles, symbols and references abound. Need I say more?