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Review: The Shadow of the Wind

Title: The Shadow of the Wind

Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón and Lucia Graves (translator)

Publisher: Penguin Books

Rating: 5/5

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.

Wow. This book was absolutely brilliant. It was so beautifully written especially considering this is a translated novel. I can’t wait to reread this in Spanish and uncover the even greater beauty this book must have in it’s original tongue.

Not much more to say her except that this was a phenomenal read. It was a beautifully and richly crafted book with surprises at every corner. The descriptions in this book were so well written and crystal clear that is really felt as if I was there watching everything. Absolutely magical

If you haven’t read this, I highly, highly recommend.

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