Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zapon

Val Penny's Book Reviews

This is a masterpiece! My friend Leah gave me The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zapon.  She had just finished reading it and thought I would enjoy it, so she passed it on. Let me just say it was the best gift I’ve had in years. The Shadow of the Wind is one of my favourite novels. The author, Carlos Ruiz Zafón is a Spanish novelist. He was born in Barcelona, Spain in 1964 but has lived in Los Angeles, California,USA, since 1994.  He and works as a scriptwriter as well as writing novels.

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The story is set in Barcelona, 1945.  The city is healing slowly after the Spanish Civil War.  Daniel Sempere is an antiquarian book dealer’s son.  The boy mourns the loss of his mother.  His father takes Daniel to the a secret labyrinth of forgotten books – the place where books are brought for their final rest…

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