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"The Shadow of the Wind" by Carlos Ruiz Zafon: February Reader's Den

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Welcome to The Reader's Den!

This month's selection is the literary thriller, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, a book that kept me up reading at night from the start.   Written in Spanish then later translated to English by Lucia Graves, it is a bestseller worldwide.

After reading, I passed it on to no less than five people as gifts and have recommended it to many more.  I hope after reading it you will do the same.

Set in the romantic but turbulent post-war Barcelona in the late 1940s and 50s, it is the story of young Daniel Sempere, son of a widowed bookseller, who finds a mysterious book by an enigmatic author, Julian Carax.  Once Carax's story enchants Daniel, he becomes entangled in the intrique himself.  Allusions to the writing styles and techniques of Garcia Marquez, Eco, and Borges pepper reviews and I agree wholeheartedly.

Find or reserve it at a library you.

Browse some reviews here:

carlosruizzafon.co.uk

nytimes.com

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