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Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Barcelona, 1945- A great world city lies shrouded in secrets after the war, and a boy finds solace in an extraordinary book called The Shadow of the Wind. When the boy searches for the author's other books, it begins to dawn on him, to his horror, that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book the man has ever written. Soon the boy realizes that The Shadow of the Wind is as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget, for the mystery of its author's identity holds the key to an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.

I liked this book because by the end of it I felt very involved with the characters. It is a story of mystery, but not your typical "whodunnit". It begins with a young boy who finds a book that changes his life. He is affected profoundly by the story, and decides to try to find more works by the same author. This is when the mystery begins and he finds that "Shadow of the Wind" will change his life in more ways than one. This book has an ambience that drew me in, until I felt I just had to know the truth.


This was a wonderfully told tale with characters that left me as a reader wanting more. A mystery told in a different and more interesting way it kept me guessing from start to finish. The picture of Barcelona was clear and drew me in. There is a reason this book was on the best sellers list in Spain for 2 years. It is storytelling at it's finest.


Submitted by Sharon, posted on Tuesday June 10, @10:46AM

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