The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) by Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1) Read Online Free - 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.

Title : The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)
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ISBN : 0143034901
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 487 pages


Jamie rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2011

There's probably nothing much I "learned" in the introspective sense, but this is a novel like a novel ought to be. This is an epic film on paper, gloomy and engaging, smokey, noir with crumbling ruins, young love, disfigurment, lust, torture...the stuff of Dumas, DuMauier and, as of late, The Hi...

Annalisa rated it ★★★★★

February 10, 2014

I read the opening few pages and instantly knew 3 things: 1. I was going to love this book. 2. I needed a whole pad of post-its to mark quotes. 3. I wanted to read this in Spanish for the rich poetry the language would add. A young boy Daniel is taken by his father to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books...

Tanja (Tanychy) rated it ★★★★★

March 26, 2015

The fact is that I’ll never be able to write a real review for this book. Here is why : 1. I’m not good enough. I’m not now and I’ll never be. It doesn’t matter how many books you have read or how smart you are, you’ll never be good enough for that. You won’t be able to find exact words and it’s...

Daniel rated it ★★★☆☆

January 05, 2009

After reading The Shadow of the Wind, I was left with somewhat mixed feelings. On the one hand, this is such a beautifully written book, and is in essence an ode to literature. On the other hand, there are some serious flaws which distracts from the whole experience. The best thing about the book...

Nayra.Hassan rated it ★★★★☆

March 17, 2018

:نعم ..ثمة سجون أسوأ من الكلمات سجون الذكريات. .صقيع الفشل عندما تقفز الشخصيات الخيالية خارج صفحات الكتب..لتصحح مفاهيمك و تنغص حياتك و تفتح عينيك قسرا ا"الكتابة ليست سوي مرآة نرى فيها ما نمتلكه في دواخلنا..و القراءة تحتم علينا إعمال القلب و العقل معا و هما عملتان نادرتان الآن! ا جذبتني ؛منذ ان قر...

Rinda rated it ★★★★★

February 07, 2018

لم يحبنا العالم و لم يسعنا، ووسعتنا أرفف مكتباتنا و حيز غرفنا الضيقة. تنبيه: هذه رواية لا تُقرأ علي عجل، و لا في فواصل بين أعمال مهمة ستسرقك و لن تفلتك، ستفرغ منها و لن تفرغ منك.

Mohammed rated it ★★★★☆

August 17, 2017

Welcome to The Cemetery of the Forgotten Books Choose one book. But be aware, you may get trapped into its pages, as The Shadow of the Wind “As it unfolded, the structure of the story began to remind me of one of those Russian dolls that contain innumerable diminishing replicas of itself inside. S...

Maxwell rated it ★★★★★

May 17, 2017

Fourth reading: May 7-17, 2017 Of course I love this book soooo much. It's my all-time favorite. This is the 4th year in a row I've read it, and it never gets old. If you haven't already read this at my suggestion, WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?! Third reading: May 14-21, 2016 Second reading: May 23-25,...

Simon rated it ★★★★★

June 29, 2013

It's been a couple years since I read this book so I shouldn't and won't go into details, but the effect has lingered all this time. There's no other book I'm quicker to recommend than this one. It's not that it's particularly important in a lot of the ways "important" books are, it's just that i...

Jon rated it ★☆☆☆☆

November 24, 2009

I can't believe someone actually published this book. Even worse, in my opinion is the fact that this book is on the New York Times Bestseller List. How is this possible? It must only mean that there are a lot of people out there that think very differently from me. Don't you be one of them. Seri...

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