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The Shadow of the Wind - Community Reviews back

by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Lucia Graves
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Freda's Voice
Freda's Voice rated it 10 months ago
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...
Lynn Horton Books
Lynn Horton Books rated it 3 years ago
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...
Burfobookalicious
Burfobookalicious rated it 4 years ago
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...
Reading For The Heck Of It
Reading For The Heck Of It rated it 4 years ago
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.
TJH's Shelf
TJH's Shelf rated it 6 years ago
While the writing (or the translation, at least) is certainly evocative, perhaps among the best passages that I have ever read, I still feel somewhat cheated. I had wrongly assumed that the Cemetery of Forgotten Books would take a more central role in the plot. I am, after all, a sucker for books ab...
Stephanie A. Shu
Stephanie A. Shu rated it 6 years ago
So moody and evocative. I was wandering down cobblestone streets in a fever pitch of dreams. Yasss!
Tammie's Reading Reviews
Tammie's Reading Reviews rated it 6 years ago
I just can't make myself keep reading this. Maybe it's just the mood I'm in but I haven't been this bored while reading a book since I read The Historian. Like The Historian, The Shadow of the Wind is one of those literary fiction books that try to be an exciting mystery, except it keeps getting bog...
bookwookiee
bookwookiee rated it 6 years ago
The Shadow of the Wind opens in mid-centry Barcelona as Daniel Sempere and his father visit the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. Daniel is allowed to select one book with the condition that he must serve as the book's steward for the rest of his life. He becomes enthralled with the story and the author,...
My two cents
My two cents rated it 7 years ago
Shadow of the Wind. I’ve puzzled over this title. Technically, a wind would not have a shadow. Or, maybe, it does; but we need a sixth sense to see it. If so, this title is the best anyone could give this novel, although I must confess, I did not feel that way until I got almost towards the end of t...
Beyond the Pages
Beyond the Pages rated it 7 years ago
I very rarely pick up random books to try, but browsing through my university library's leisure collection made me want to take a book out. Just a random book. I'd seen this one everywhere, and people had been raving about it all over this site, so I thought 'Lets give it a go'. All I really knew go...
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