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The shadow of the wind
Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Adult Fiction RUIZ ZA

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BaileyLover25 said:
one of my top ten favorites
posted Oct 9, 2013 at 6:23PM
mardazur said:
Fantastic novel, I read incessantly but this book was able to bring me back to what it is like the first time one falls in love with a book. A must read. Memorable and poignant.
posted Jun 30, 2009 at 11:24AM
Avatar for KaliO KaliO said:
At the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a young boy finds a new book that will obsess him for years to come. Daniel is the son of a bookseller, and each generation of his bookselling family guards a lost book, a classic work of literature that time has forgotten. Daniel’s choice is The Shadow of the Wind, an obscure book by an equally obscure writer named Julian Carax. Daniel searches for other Carax novels, only to discover that he is not the only reader to do so—in fact, copies of Carax’s books are being destroyed one by one, and Daniel may have the last copy of The Shadow of the Wind in existence. As young Daniel grows up in post-World War II Spain, he meets a wide array of mysterious characters—beautiful women and charming young men—who help and hinder him on his quest. Zafón’s book spent two years on the bestseller lists in its native Spain; it topped bestseller lists here as well, and with good reason. Atmospheric, epic, absorbing, almost obsessive—you’ll not only be unable to put this book down, you’ll be entirely and completely immersed in its story and mystery.
posted May 22, 2009 at 10:50AM
kika said:
I live in Barcelona, I’ve read this book and I enjoyed it. If you liked it, you must read
posted May 5, 2009 at 7:13AM
Shauna said:
This is a refreshing, surprising, fabulous read. It continues to be a favorite of my husband, my son and myself. We will always recommend it to anyone looking for a great book.
posted Jul 12, 2008 at 10:23AM
vparenteau said:
One of the best novel I ever read.
posted Feb 13, 2008 at 2:19PM
Jim G said:
I don’t often read novels but this was a selection of a book club that I belong to. I am glad it was. This story is very engaging. The characters are memorable and the story is anything but predictable.
posted Oct 17, 2006 at 1:18PM
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Daniel Sempere
Age: 10
Fan of Juli N. Carax's books; follows Carax's ghost for more than a decade; obsessed with Carax.

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