2001 . Fiction, Historical Fiction, History . Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals from its war wounds, 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 Julian 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. --back cover
1 week ago
I found it hard to stay interested in this. May give it another try some day. Some day.
4 months ago
By ~50 pages in, I was engrossed. Reading in the morning, the evening, and work breaks in between.
9 months ago
A classic page-turning thriller that wraps you in post-war Spain.
1 year ago
This book is an absolute masterpiece. Has an interesting plot. And the language is a pleasure to read. Superb language .Rarely have I sat down with a piece of literature and enjoyed it as with this book. I highly recommend it.
1 year ago
Very very good book. Intense and dark, but a good read about Barcelonas hidden secrets