Sunday, January 21, 2007
The Shadow of the Wind, by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.
487 pages in 24 hours. There were so many questions in the story I just had to stay up and finish it!
This is a book about a book. It doesn't get any better than that. :-) Young Daniel Sempere discovers the book The Shadow of the Wind in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. As he learns more about the illusive author of the book, Julian Carax, Daniel gets caught up in the mystery surrounding both Carax and his novels. Set in Barcelona during the Spanish Civil War and the years after, the book is both a mystery and a love story. Zafon (and his translator) do a great job of drawing you into both Daniel and Julian's stories. This is an unputdownable book.