The Shadow of the Wind
"Gabriel García Márquez meets Umberto Eco meets Jorge Luis Borges for a sprawling magic show." --The New York Times Book Review
A New York Times Bestseller
Barcelona, 1945: A city slowly heals in the aftermath of the Spanish Civil War, and Daniel, an antiquarian book dealer’s son who mourns the loss of his mother, finds solace in 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.
“ Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic and thrilling should rush right out to the nearest bookstore and pick up The Shadow of the Wind. Really, you should.” --Michael Dirda, The Washington Post
"Wonderous... masterful... The Shadow of the Wind is ultimately a love letter to literature, intended for readers as passionate about storytelling as its young hero." --Entertainment Weekly (Editor's Choice)
"One gorgeous read." --Stephen King
From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Review: The Shadow of the Wind (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #1)User Review - Amy - Goodreads
This book really went through a wide range of "stars" for me as I read it. At various points I'd have rated it 2, 3, 4, or 5 stars, so it's difficult for me to really rate this book as a whole! Five ... Read full review
Review: The Shadow of the Wind (El cementerio de los libros olvidados #1)User Review - Paul Greenfield - Goodreads
This is the second biggest selling book in the Spanish language and it has been in the top 10 for the last 5 years in Spain! Recently translated into English it appears that everyone had heard of it ... Read full review