The Shadow of the Wind
The wildly popular gothic novel— now in a stunning new package “A secret’s worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept,” begins Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s astounding novel of postwar Barcelona. But more than four years after its initial paperback publication, the secret is out—the novel... show more
The wildly popular gothic novel— now in a stunning new package “A secret’s worth depends on the people from whom it must be kept,” begins Carlos Ruiz Zafón’s astounding novel of postwar Barcelona. But more than four years after its initial paperback publication, the secret is out—the novel remains a favorite of booksellers and readers alike.
Publish date: February 1st 2005
Pages no: 487
Edition language: English
For me, this story didn't really start for me until almost 40%. This is one of those books that you have to keep reading to get the whole thing. Once the pieces fall in place, it is captivating and rich in literature. There were a couple of moments that I wanted to quit. I couldnt figure out where t...
I read this on the flight to South America — and couldn't put it down. S. Zafon's characterizations are rich, and make me thankful I'm not coming of age again! The storyline, while complex, is chock full of surprising twists and turns (depicted realistically). I enjoy the structure of his writing, r...
Ich liebe dieses Juwel, die Geschichte ist wundervoll, sprachlich sehr ansprechend, der Plot ausladend, episch breit aber nicht zu breit, mit vielen unerwarteten Wendungen, ein Meisterwerk der Erzählkunst. Eine nicht unbedeutende Nebenrolle spielt die Stadt Barcelona. Wenn man schon einmal dort war,...
Occasionally it can fun to take a punt on an ‘unknown’ book, from a public library, charity shop or friend’s shelf, but when such a lottery yields an unexpected pearl it can be all the more rewarding. ‘The Shadow of the Wind’ was one such absorbing read, by an author (Carlos Ruiz Zafόn) unfamiliar t...
Couldn't finish it. I don't think I even made it 1/4 of the way through. was turned off by the explicit sexual scenes especially considering the first involved an 11 year old. They felt gratuitous and unnecessary.