The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

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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.
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Title:The Shadow of the Wind
Edition Language:English
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    The Shadow of the Wind Reviews

  • Annalisa

    I read the opening few pages and instantly knew 3 things:1. I was going to love this book.2. I needed a whole pad of post-its to mark quotes.3. I wanted to read this in Spanish for the rich poetry the...

  • Jamie

    There's probably nothing much I "learned" in the introspective sense, but this is a novel like a novel ought to be. This is an epic film on paper, gloomy and engaging, smokey, noir with crumbling ruin...

  • Daniel Teo

    After reading The Shadow of the Wind, I was left with somewhat mixed feelings. On the one hand, this is such a beautifully written book, and is in essence an ode to literature. On the other hand, ther...

  • Tanja (Tanychy)

    The fact is that I’ll never be able to write a real review for this book. Here is why : 1. I’m not good enough. I’m not now and I’ll never be. It doesn’t matter how many books you have read ...

  • chai ?

    Wow. I don’t know who I was before this book blew into my life like a storm wind, but I don’t miss them....

  • Jon Cox

    I can't believe someone actually published this book. Even worse, in my opinion is the fact that this book is on the New York Times Bestseller List. How is this possible? It must only mean that there ...

  • jessica

    riveting. mysterious. haunting. imaginative. charming. sentimental.the list of adjectives is endless. and whilst this book is all of these, the one thing that i will forever remember about this book i...

  • Petrik

    4.5/5 starsAn astonishingly engaging story within a story type of novel; the passion for books and reading introduced in the first chapter was just an appetizer before all the interconnecting twists a...

  • Mark Lawrence

    This is a book about books, a story about stories. It starts and ends in a library of sorts, themes and plots are echoed across decades, tied together by actors who find their roles changing, and by a...

  • Maxwell

    Fifth reading: September 8-11, 2021I can't believe it's been over 4 years since I last read this masterpiece! Part of me is glad that I waited a bit between re-reads since it let me forget some of the...