The Shadow Of The Wind
- Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date:
- 05 October 2005
- Modern & Contemporary
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Thrilling,could not stop reading until the end.
If I could give this book 6 stars, I would gladly do so. I haven't enjoyed a book this much since I finished <i>the Thirteenth Tale</i> by Diane Setterfield. Both authors rely heavily on a gothic flavor, but each handle it in a different and unique way. <i>The Shadow of the Wind</i> is first and foremost a book about books; it opens with a journey to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. It is also a story about the love of books and how a book can take you on journeys that you never dreamed possible, if not in its own pages, than on the journey of discovering more about a book or its author. It is also parts literary mystery, murder mystery and love story; Zafon seamlessly weaves each of the threads of this novel into a tapestry, both beautiful and haunting in its telling.
If you enjoyed reading "The Thirteenth Tale" by Diane Setterfield you will enjoy reading this book. This book keeps you guessing at even the small things. The sub-plots were almost as interesting as the main plot.
This is perhaps one of the best books I have ever read. It has everything: mystery, romance, a sense of magic, and--best of all--it's all about the love of reading.
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