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The Shadow of the Wind

I’m still sick. *sighs* Bronchitis is not an easy thing to recover from. Thank goodness for cold medicines that make it slightly less awful.

Because we weren’t busy, I went home from work a couple of hours early yesterday, and that gave me the chance to finish a couple of books- Mary Beard’s  408 more words


forget me not

These last two weeks, I’ve been reading The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. I feel like people have been recommending Shadow to me for so long, it’s really about time I got around to it. 702 more words


The Shadow of the Wind / Carlos Ruiz Zafon [It’s a Crime: New Indian Express]

17 August 2016

The Shadow of the Wind is my favourite book to recommend. I have suggested this book to highbrow literary folks when they have asked me for a thriller or a mystery story with literary merit that they can immerse into; to the regular thrill-a-minute readers asking for something a little exotic but up to their taste; to the fans of the classics that have asked for modern classics which, say, feel like Dumas; and to the translation junkie who wants to see a different place and a different time. 141 more words


I Carried

“I carried the trace of her lips, of her breath on my skin through streets full of faceless people escaping from offices and shops.” 

― Carlos Ruiz Zafón, The Shadow of the Wind… 7 more words


Mystery and thrills in Carlos Ruiz Zafon's Barcelona

Continuing with the Spanish theme of the last three posts on my blog, The Shadow of the Wind is a novel set in mid-twentieth century Barcelona. 608 more words


First Book

So to get the ball rolling, this is the first book that has been chosen to review – The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. 94 more words