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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.

2 comment(s):

MackAttack said...

Jill, I've been reading your live journal a lot but I can't leave a comment since I don't have an account there. Do you post more on there since you get more comments? You get a lot! M

In a real sense, people who have read good literature have lived more than people who cannot or will not read. It is not true that we have only one life to live; if we can read, we can live as many more lives and as many kinds of lives as we wish. ~S.I. Hayakawa

The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page.
~St. Augustine

Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.
~Mark Twain

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