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The Shadow of the Wind Barcelona,A city slowly heals from its war wounds, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julian Carax But when he sets out to find the author s other works, he makes a shocking discovery someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax s books in existence Soon Daniel s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona s darkest secrets an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love back cover



10 thoughts on “The Shadow of the Wind

  1. Annalisa Annalisa says:

    I read the opening few pages and instantly knew 3 things 1 I was going to love this book.2 I needed a whole pad of post its to mark quotes.3 I wanted to read this in Spanish for the rich poetry the language would add.A young boy Daniel is taken by his father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books and told to salvage a book which he must take stewardship over He choses a nove


  2. Jamie Jamie says:

    There s probably nothing much I learned in the introspective sense, but this is a novel like a novel ought to be This is an epic film on paper, gloomy and engaging, smokey, noir with crumbling ruins, young love, disfigurment, lust, torturethe stuff of Dumas, DuMauier and, as of late, The Historian I woke up at five a.m and had to sweet talk myself back to sleep all I wanted


  3. Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi/James says:

    The fact is that I ll never be able to write a real review for this book Here is why 1 I m not good enough I m not now and I ll never be It doesn t matter how many books you have read or how smart you are, you ll never be good enough for that You won t be able to find exact words and it s not just you Only person who can is the author himself, but I think he already said everyth


  4. Daniel Teo Daniel Teo says:

    After reading The Shadow of the Wind, I was left with somewhat mixed feelings On the one hand, this is such a beautifully written book, and is in essence an ode to literature On the other hand, there are some serious flaws which distracts from the whole experience The best thing about the book, in my opinion, is Zafon s skill in artistic writing It reminds me of why I love to read i


  5. jessica jessica says:

    riveting mysterious haunting imaginative charming sentimental.the list of adjectives is endless and whilst this book is all of these, the one thing that i will forever remember about this book is how it makes me appreciate the art of storytelling i didnt feel like i was reading a novel i felt as if someone very dear was sitting next to me and telling me their favourite tale i was enamou


  6. Mark Lawrence Mark Lawrence says:

    This is a book about books, a story about stories It starts and ends in a library of sorts, themes and plots are echoed across decades, tied together by actors who find their roles changing, and by a pen that links two cycles of the story and has its own tale that started before and goes on beyond the art of reading is slowly dying, it s an intimate ritual, a book is a mirror that offers us


  7. Jon Cox Jon Cox says:

    I can t believe someone actually published this book Even worse, in my opinion is the fact that this book is on the New York Times Bestseller List How is this possible It must only mean that there are a lot of people out there that think very differently from me Don t you be one of them Seriously Don t be fooled by this book It is insipid, lame, and poorly written First The prose is so overblow


  8. Petrik Petrik says:

    4.5 5 starsAn astonishingly engaging story within a story type of novel the passion for books and reading introduced in the first chapter was just an appetizer before all the interconnecting twists and turns.I ve been having a lot of good lucks lately in reading books outside of epic fantasy my favorite sub genre The Shadow of the Wind is a novel that I ve heard so many positive things about for se


  9. Maxwell Maxwell says:

    Fourth reading May 7 17, 2017Of course I love this book soooo much It s my all time favorite This is the 4th year in a row I ve read it, and it never gets old If you haven t already read this at my suggestion, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR Third reading May 14 21, 2016Second reading May 23 25, 2015 Okay, I can confidently say, upon re reading this, that it is one of my all time favorite books It was just as


  10. Simon Simon says:

    It s been a couple years since I read this book so I shouldn t and won t go into details, but the effect has lingered all this time There s no other book I m quicker to recommend than this one It s not that it s particularly important in a lot of the ways important books are, it s just that it works as pure reading pleasure and sometimes, isn t that enough so I find reviews from people desperate to discove


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