Read anything great in Spanish lately?
I'm looking for a good book, preferably written in Spanish (not translated). Any suggestions?
Try La sombra del viento) by Spanish writer Carlos Ruiz Zafón
I have a great suggestion for you!
At present I am reading "Eclipse". It is the third book of the "Twilight" series by Stephenie Meyer (Totalmente en español!).
I started with "Crepúsculo" then went onto "Luna Nueva" and I have "Amanecer" waiting in the wings.
The advantage of reading the series is that Stephenie tends to use similar "phraseology" throughout. For example "Me reí con ganas"; "Jacob encogí los hombros" and my favourite "Jacob pone sus ojos en blanco".
And, no, it's not Shakespeare but for beginners up to intermediate students they are fabulous. I bought them through the Amazon site (Amazon.com) and, if you buy the series, they give you a discount.
Perhaps you've got a birthday coming up? You could drop a hing about an Amazon gift card
I loved the Harry Potter books in Spanish.
Me encanta el libro se llama "El León, La Bruja, y El Ropero". Es muy bueno. CS Lewis
Thanks to all - I acutally read the Twilight series already, and La Sombra del Viento. Maybe I'll try another of Carlos Ruiz Zafon's books. Any latin american authors you all like?
I recommend you two books,La catedral de mar,by Ildefonso Falcones and Tado bajo el cielo by Matilde Asensi
As you have read the first book I recommend El juego del angel by zafon, the sequel. If you enjoyed La Sombra del Viento then this follow up will be great. It is later in time but still Barcelona and some of the original characters appear now older and somewhat more peripheral to the action.