Monday, May 4, 2009

Shadow of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

A dear student gave me this book last year upon her graduation from high school. She claimed it was her favorite book ever and I would love it. It sat on my shelf for a year and the Spring Reading Thing gave me the inspiration to read it.

Dear Allison, you were right, it is an amazing book. Beautifully written with rich, well developed characters, a plot that twists and turns and a setting in post WWII Barcelona makes this a wonderful novel.

I am not sure how to write a review that won’t reveal one of the many surprising plot twists, so I will just leave you with the teaser from the back of the book and my recommendation that this book should not be missed.

“Daniel finds a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind by one Julian Carax. But when he sets out to find the author’s other works, he makes a shocking discovery: someone has been systematically destroying every copy of every book Carax has written. In fact, Daniel may have the last of Carax’s books in existence. Soon, Daniel’s seeming innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets.”

Rating - A


  1. Oooo, sounds interesting! I'll have to put this one on my wish list!

  2. How lovely that a student would give you a book. I'm glad it was one you enjoyed as much as she did. I'll consider it for my tbr list.