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The Shadow of the Wind (The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, #1)

2001 . Fiction, Historical Fiction, History . Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves

9.2

Everyone

About the book

4.3/5.0

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

Year:

2001

Language:

English

Publisher:

Penguin Books

Pages:

487

Reviews

Annie Hickman

1 month ago

10

By ~50 pages in, I was engrossed. Reading in the morning, the evening, and work breaks in between.

Elliot C

6 months ago

9

A classic page-turning thriller that wraps you in post-war Spain.

Peter Straarup

1 year ago

10

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.

Esther Straarup Wright

1 year ago

10

Very very good book. Intense and dark, but a good read about Barcelonas hidden secrets

Iain McKinnon-Waddell

2 months ago

9

Karina Petersen

6 months ago

10

Beatriz Marañon Straarup

1 year ago

8