Sunday, September 5, 2010

The Shadow of the Wind (2001) (2004)

The Shadow of the WindThe Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When this book was recommended to me, I was reluctant to read it. Translations are not always what the writer intended, but this book is exquisite and so beautifully written and translated that it is a delight to read. You will want to write down and remember the illuminating thoughts, truths and quotes.

If you are a passionate reader, you will fall into this story and follow Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer's son, in his quest to learn more about the author of The Shadow of the Wind, a book he has pledged to protect. The phrase "an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love" doesn't completely do justice to this magical tale.

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