The Shadow of the Wind

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Penguin, Jan 25, 2005 - Fiction - 512 pages
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From A to Z, the Penguin Drop Caps series collects 26 unique hardcovers—featuring cover art by Jessica Hische 

It all begins with a letter. Fall in love with Penguin Drop Caps, a new series of twenty-six collectible and hardcover editions, each with a type cover showcasing a gorgeously illustrated letter of the alphabet. In a design collaboration between Jessica Hische and Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley, the series features unique cover art by Hische, a superstar in the world of type design and illustration, whose work has appeared everywhere from Tiffany & Co. to Wes Anderson's recent film Moonrise Kingdom to Penguin's own bestsellers Committed and Rules of Civility. With exclusive designs that have never before appeared on Hische's hugely popular Daily Drop Cap blog, the Penguin Drop Caps series debuted with an 'A' for Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, a 'B' for Charlotte Brönte's Jane Eyre, and a 'C' for Willa Cather's My Ántonia. It continues with more perennial classics, perfect to give as elegant gifts or to showcase on your own shelves.

Z is for Zafón. Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War. Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in what he finds in the “cemetery of lost books,” a mysterious book entitled The Shadow of the Wind, by one Julián 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 seemingly innocent quest opens a door into one of Barcelona’s darkest secrets--an epic story of murder, madness, and doomed love.
 

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a quick read as the plot clips along. - Goodreads
It is very good, complicated writing. - Goodreads
I enjoyed the ending to Shadow of the Wind, though. - Borders
The writing was gorgeous. - Goodreads
And the plot was very intricate. - Goodreads
The plot just ruined it all! - Goodreads

Review: The Shadow of the Wind (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #1)

User Review  - Diane Librarian - Goodreads

This novel started off very promising, but soon devolved into bad writing and ridiculous plotting. I finally had to abandon it after 200 pages because I didn't want to waste another minute on it. I'm ... Read full review

Review: The Shadow of the Wind (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #1)

User Review  - Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi - Goodreads

The fact is that I'll never be able to write a real review for this book. Here is why : 1. I'm not good enough. I'm not now and I'll never be. It doesn't matter how many books you have read or how ... Read full review

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