The Shadow Of The Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon Reviews
Description:ISBN 0753819317 / Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafon / Genre: Fiction
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by - written on 09/03/12 (Very useful, 41 readings)
About the book The Shadow of the Wind is the first book in the Cemetery of Forgotten Books series by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It was first published in 2001 and the book is 528 pages long. Plot Barcelona, 1945-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 he can no longer remember his mother's face. To console his only child, Daniel's widowed father, an antiquarian book dealer, initiates him into the secret of the Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a library tended by Barcelona's guild of rare-book dealers as a repository for books forgotten by the world, waiting for ... Read the complete review
by - written on 03/07/12 (Very useful, 13 readings)
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón Genre: Fiction, Mystery, Thriller First Published: 2001 (Spanish), 2004 (English) Pages: 506 At ten years old, Daniel stumbles upon a novel in the 'Cemetery of Forgotten Books', but his book, 'The Shadow of the Wind,' by Julián Carax, draws a lot of attention from those around him. Daniels undertakes the challenge of discovering more about the unknown author, but his investigation leads to deadly consequences. When Daniel becomes ten years old, his father reveals to him the 'Cemetery of Forgotten Books,' the place where books are taken to after the closing of a library or a publisher warehouse. Books are ... Read the complete review
by - written on 08/09/09 (Very useful, 55 readings)
This isn't my type of book. Generally novels set between the 1920s-1990s spark little interest, the only reason why I bothered to read it was because it was suggested that it might be something I'd like. That doesn't happen very often especially when it was recommended by a librarian. I've been going up to our local one regularly since I was in primary school and it's the only time I've ever remembered any of them actually speak to me! The Shadow of the Wind written by Carlos Ruis Zafon, was released in 2001 and is a worldwide bestseller. If I'm honest I'd never even heard of it or the author despite how appreciated it has become over the years. It is all ... Read the complete review
by - written on 11/10/08 (Very useful, 107 readings)
Shadow of the Wind was one of those books I've often seen in bookshops and have wondered about, but have never quite been curious enough to part with my hard earned cash for it. However, when the opportunity arose to swap it on Read it Swap it, I seized the chance. The plot follows the trials and tribulations of Daniel, a young Spanish boy who discovers an obscure, long-forgotten book and sets out to find out as much as possible about its enigmatic author. In style, Shadow of the Wind is very reminiscent of the Victorian style novels of Charles Dickens, and in particular, reminded me very much of Oliver Twist and Great Expectations. I suspect this association ... Read the complete review
by - written on 25/07/09, updated on 25/07/09 (Very useful, 192 readings)
========================================== This is my first book review and I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me how to improve on it as I know it is lacking somewhere, regards. ========================================== Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a spanish novelist, who has been living in LA for 15 years. He released Shadow of the Wind in Spanish in 2001, meeting with wide success, selling more than millions of books worldwide. ' The city is a sorceress, you know, Daniel? It gets under your skin and steals your soul without you knowing it....' I was drawn to the book that I saw standing in the window display at ... Read the complete review
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