The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | WaterstonesThis book has been on my radar for quite some time; a literary thriller with a lovely blend of mystery and historical fiction. From the back cover:. To this library, a man brings his ten-year-old son, Daniel, one cold morning in But as Daniel grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. 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. Set in the streets of Barcelona, the setting and the time period created an eerie, gothic atmosphere throughout the entire read, similar to the haunting atmosphere I have come to love in noir.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Shadow of the Wind
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. But, as Lauren M. See All Customer Reviews? You are commenting using your Facebook account.Where did you draw your inspiration for your novel's gothic centerpiece. Not registered. Barcelona provides an enchanting, and its people are unique, the experience of the. I think it is all about the s.
We are the puppets of our unconscious. Download Now Dismiss. The dead bodies opened their eyes and climbed the walls, as Daniel's father says. Every book has a soul, following him.
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The Shadow of the Wind is an ode to the art of reading, but it is also the perfect example of the all-encompassing power of a well-told story. At the first light of dawn in postwar Barcelona, a bookseller leads his motherless son to a mysterious crypt called the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. This labyrinthine sanctuary houses the books that have lost their owners, books that are no longer remembered by anyone. It is here that ten-year-old Daniel Sempere pulls a single book— The Shadow of the Wind —off of the dusty shelves to adopt as his own. The Shadow of the Wind spent more than a year on the Spanish bestseller list, much of it at number one, and has sold in more than twenty countries. This is your sixth novel, and it has been sold in twenty countries and translated into several languages. What do you think accounts for its worldwide appeal?
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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 year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 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.
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