11 Jul 2010

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Shadow of the Wind

Barcelona, 1945—A great world city lies shrouded in secrets after the war, and a boy mourning the loss of his mother finds solace in his love for an extraordinary book called The Shadow of the Wind, by an author named Julian Carax. When the boy searches for Carax’s other books, it begins to dawn on him, to his horror, that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book the man has ever written. Soon the boy realizes that The Shadow of the Wind is as dangerous to own as it is impossible to forget, for the mystery of its author’s identity holds the key to an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love that someone will go to any lengths to keep secret.

I love a good story with a secret that you have to find out by working your way through the novel and this ticks all my boxes for a good book. 

The only downside to this book (and it really is not much of a downside) is that there is a lot of description in the book which can, at times, be a bit confusing - but that is just my personal taste....   It does not deflect from the fact that this is truly an amazing book......

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