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The Shadow of the Wind: The Cemetery of Forgotten Books 1 by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series) by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. Read online, or download in secure EPUB format. **"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show."—**The New York Times Book Review. Barcelona, 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.
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This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. If you own the copyright to this book and it is. Barcelona, —just after the war, a great world city lies in shadow, nursing its wounds, and a boy named Daniel awakes on his eleventh birthday to find that. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Ruiz Zafón's novel, a bestseller in his native Spain, eBook features: Highlight, take notes, and search in the book; In this edition, page numbers are just like the physical edition; Length: pages; Word Wise.
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C Paranormal Book reviews for Gothic Moms and their kids, and so much more. To his shock, he discovers that someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book this author has written. In fact, he may have the last one in existence. Before Daniel knows it his seemingly innocent quest has opened a door into one of Barcelona's darkest secrets, an epic story of murder, magic, madness and doomed love.
And before long he realizes that if he doesn't find out the truth about Julian Carax, he and those closest to him will suffer horribly. Of Victor Hugo? Love in the Time of Cholera? The Shadow of the Wind announces a phenomenon in Spanish literature. Showing of 2, reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Paperback Verified Purchase. I write about this book because I loved it, and I want to remember it.
In writing, I am forced to reflect upon how much pleasure I derived from reading the book. It is a gothic tale set in , Barcelona.
In doing so, he finds himself involved in a real-life mystery. You see, the book he selected was written by a man named Julian Carax, and very well may be the last book in existence by Carax.
Someone has been finding the Carax works and destroying them. I love that it is a book about a book! I love the story, but I also love the writing itself, and how Zafon has a style that makes me want to keep reading. The man is a beautiful writer. To think, I found this gorgeous read because of a visit to the Book Warehouse over the July 4 weekend, where I unwittingly purchased the third book in the series first!
Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. There Daniel must pick out one book. Is this person the devil? A demon of some sort?
He reeks of burning and essentially has no facial features. He threatens Daniel and all that he holds dear for not turning over the Carax book. He also meets an evil fascist police inspector named Fumero who has people tortured and killed in the basement of the police station. He also threatens Daniel and his family and friends. He travels with Fermin, who works at the bookstore with Daniel and his father, to a school at which Julian attended.
There they charm and trick one of the clerics who grew up with Julian to talk about him. They learn a great deal about him. They also learn that Julian went to school with Fumero. On their way home, they are set upon by Fumero and his thugs. Fermin receives a terrible beating.
But this does not stop their search for answers. Daniel comes into the possession of a lengthy letter to him that was written by a woman before she died.
And with this letter, the truth comes out; the whole sordid and awful truth. I truly enjoyed this novel.
It is very well written and plotted, and totally without any wasted words. The suspense and intrigue start immediately with this book, and the level of excitement continues throughout the novel. The use of language is beautiful and Mr. Zafon really knows how to turn a phrase, as it were. I usually read non-fiction such as history or biography. Occasionally I read a quick, easy mystery like CJ Boxx or Carl Hiaasen to break up the monotony Since my wife and I are going to Barcelona for our honeymoon I decided to read this book as it came highly recommended.
It did not disappoint! I haven't read a complex, lengthy novel in years and I was lamenting the possibility of not being able to finish it before our trip since I usually read a few pages at night before falling asleep.
Since I was laid up for a few days with a bad back I was able to finish it in record time for me. This novel has it all: I am looking forward to reading more of Zafon's novels. Hardcover Verified Purchase. You know those books where you pick 'em up and then you discover five hours have passed and you're late getting ready for work?
This is that book. Mr Zafon's book is engrossing, the characters are so rich you feel you know them, and can picture them in your mind, even the villains. His descriptions of post-war Barcelona is so deliciously evocative, you can feel yourself riding the trams through the neighbourhoods to follow the characters around in that place and time.I heard a lot about this book from my book friends.
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