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Review: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Book One of The Cemetery of Forgotten Books series
Published first in 2001 in Spain then on January 25, 2005 in the US… 704 more words


The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafón (2001)

A deep, dreamless sleep and the prospect of seeing Clara again that afternoon persuaded me that the vision had been pure coincidence. Perhaps that unexpected and feverish outbreak of imagination was just a side effect of the growth spurt I’d been waiting for, an event that all the women in the building said would turn me into a man, if not of stature, at least of a certain height. 130 more words

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REVIEW: The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

When he is ten years old Daniel is shown the secrets of the book cemetery by his father. There he discovers a book by Julian Carax called the Shadow of the Wind. 357 more words


Book Review/Thoughts - The Shadow of the Wind

I bought this book sometime last year because it sounded interesting and had a shiny cover, set in Barcelona in the 1940s/1950s a boy, Daniel Sempere,  is shown the Cemetery of Forgotten books by his father (an antique book dealer/seller) and, following his father’s instructions that on his first visit he’s allowed to take a book out with him to look after, he picks up Julian Carax’s The Shadow of the Wind. 439 more words

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