The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

By Carlos Ruiz Zafón

  • Release Date : 2009-04-16
  • Genre : Historical
  • FIle Size : 3.17 MB
Score: 4.5
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Description

The Shadow of the Wind The international bestseller and modern classic - over 20 million copies sold worldwide

'Shadow is the real deal, a novel full of cheesy splendour and creaking trapdoors, a novel where even the subplots have subplots. One gorgeous read' STEPHEN KING

'An instant classic' DAILY TELEGRAPH

The Shadow of the Wind is a stunning literary thriller in which the discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive...

Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax.

But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind...

A SUNDAY TIMES bestseller and Richard & Judy book club choice.

Reviews

  • Brilliant, intense, real, captivaiting, THE ONE TO READ

    5
    By mireia m
    It transport you to an intense journey, what all books should do! Worth the time and money spend on it. Read it, you won't regreated.
  • GCM

    5
    By GilaChaya
    This is one of the most spell-binding novels I have ever read. Ruiz paints us a rich landscape of Barcelona and a world of magical characters.
  • Fantastic!

    5
    By Aga170
    I loved it even more the second time around... Delighted to read a well written novel with substance, plot and interesting characters.
  • An amazing journey

    5
    By Gym dan 4
    This is a fantastic read. It takes you on a journey, with so many emotions along the way. Humour, horror, love and lust all feature. It is beautifully written, very detailed, yet cleverly allows you to interpret your own world from the descriptive text. The first book to make me cry....! Amazing
  • Fantastic book

    5
    By iGav
    This is one of those stories that creeps up on you, draws you in and holds you to the last word. The central story unfurls slowly and reveals layers of meaning about love, loss and meaning. Definitely a book to treasure
  • One of my best ever reads!

    5
    By Ddpodge
    Brilliant, just brilliant. Gripping from the start, I couldn't put it down!
  • Shadow of the Wind

    5
    By Livre1
    One of my favourite books.. I was gripped from the start. Disappointed when it came to an end!
  • All Time favourite

    5
    By Vida1
    This is one of my all time favourites. If you love Barcelona and gripping thriller then this is for you. Please also read The Angels Game as it's just as good.
  • Yaarrg!

    1
    By Hardwin
    I had high hopes for this book. I imagined something inspiring, vivid and possibly a little magical. What I got was a macabre adolescent phantom of the Opera in Barcelona. I finished it but only as an exercise in self discipline.

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