Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
Series: #1 in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books Series
Paperback: 487 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books (February 1, 2005)
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon Daniel’s seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets–an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
Warning: The following cannot be classified as a review because nothing I could write would do this book justice. Instead, it will be me ranting about the greatness that is this book. You have been warned…