Book Reviews, Historical Fiction, Mystery

Book Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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1232Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Series: #1 in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books Series

Paperback: 487 pages

Publisher: Penguin Books (February 1, 2005)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0143034901

ISBN-13: 978-0143034902

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Book Synopsis:

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.

My Thoughts:

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…

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