Just finished Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Angel’s Game. David Martin, a novelist, is tasked with inventing a religion by the strange and shadowy Andreas Corelli, a figure about which no one else can seem to find evidence of existence. I try to avoid stories with writers as the central character, but this is a fun, gothic novel with a relentlessness to the plot, drawing from patterns of “gothic horror” fiction. The twists become a little tortured in their over intricacy and the epilogue was a piece of the puzzle that didn’t really work for me, as the subject seemed out-of-world. But it was great fun anyway.