The Shadow of the Wind
|Author:||Carlos Ruiz Zafón|
|Series:||The\Cemetery of Forgotten Bks.|
As with all astounding novels, The Shadow of the Wind sends the mind groping for comparisons --The Crimson Petal and the White? The novels of Arturo P rez-Reverte? Of Victor Hugo? Love in the Time of Cholera?--but in the end, as with all astounding novels, no comparison can suffice. As one leading Spanish reviewer wrote, "The originality of Ruiz Zaf n's voice is bombproof and displays a diabolical talent. The Shadow of the Wind announces a phenomenon in Spanish literature." An uncannily absorbing historical mystery, a heart-piercing romance, and a moving homage to the mystical power of books, The Shadow of the Wind is a triumph of the storyteller's art.
Sal writes: We had to wait three years for this wonderful European bestseller to be translated from the Spanish into English. It has everything, a mystery and love story, a beautiful setting and who couldn't love a story that starts out with a young boy's visit to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books??? The city of Barcelona is also a star in this book and there are wonderful maps which really bring the story to life.
Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona in 1964 and is the author of five previous novels. The Shadow of the Wind was a finalist for the Premio Fernando Lara. He lives in Barcelona.