The Shadow of the Wind The Shadow of the Wind
Book 1 - Cemetery of Forgotten Books

The Shadow of the Wind

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Publisher Description

"Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should." —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

“Wondrous...masterful...The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero.” —
Entertainment Weekly, Editor's Choice

“This is one gorgeous read.” —Stephen King

"I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetary of Forgotten Books for the first time..."

Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, 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 Julián 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.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2004
April 12
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
496
Pages
PUBLISHER
Penguin Publishing Group
SELLER
PENGUIN GROUP USA, INC.
SIZE
3.7
MB

Customer Reviews

sha_bu ,

Mesmerizing

Beautifully written; captures Barcelona perfectly. Thoroughly loved this novel.

shjeund ,

It usually takes me a month to read a book

I finished this one in four days. I really liked some of the characters in this book and the story was unusual. The writing and backstories were great. The only thing I didn’t like was that the ending seemed rushed like the author was tired of writing and just trying to get it done. I will definitely read part II.

Archgirl79 ,

Bravo

Gorgeous, funny, dense with plot and characters. This author has the gift of conjuring an immersive world from letters on a page, the wizardry that all books aim for but not often achieve with this level of assurance and craft.

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