The Shadow of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 9780753820254 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingKaktus1806wing of Hof (Saale), Bayern Germany on 12/29/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by wingKaktus1806wing from Hof (Saale), Bayern Germany on Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Forgotten Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles. To this library, a man brings his ten-year-old son, Daniel, one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose on book and from the dusty shelve pulls The Shadow of the Wind by Julian Carax. But as Daniel grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind.

Die englische Ausgabe von "Der Schatten des Windes".

Released 14 yrs ago (12/30/2009 UTC) at International Book Xerpting, A Bookcrossing member -- Controlled Releases

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geht im Rahmen meines 10. Bookxerptings an karneol

Journal Entry 3 by karneol from Muscat, Muscat Oman on Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Im Xerpting-Paket von kaktus1806.

Sieht sehr vielversprechend aus, denke die erste Seite hat nicht getäuscht. :-)

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Update 7.6.2011:

I've read the book some weeks ago during my trip to Boston. First I planned to release it afterwards in the States but then I had much less time to read than I had thougt so it travelled back to Switzerland, to go on a trip oversea again last week...

Like everyone I know I loved the book :-).
First of all I think it's great how Zafon tells a story that seems to be a bit mystical and incongruent with reality, but in the end everything shows up real and at least possible. The only unrealistic element remains Carax surviving the fire...

Journal Entry 4 by karneol at Wishlist Surprise, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 30, 2011

Released 12 yrs ago (5/29/2011 UTC) at Wishlist Surprise, A RABCK -- Controlled Releases

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It's now on the way to the states, probably in a suitcase... :-)
Will be put in the mail over there.

Journal Entry 5 by Aberpeter at Kirkland, Washington USA on Wednesday, June 8, 2011
The book arrived today. Thank you! Thank you!

Journal Entry 6 by Aberpeter at Renton, Washington USA on Thursday, February 29, 2024
Carlos Ruiz Zafon takes the reader on a slow, mystical journey starting with the Cemetery of Forgotten Books to reveal the mystery of the cryptic Julian Carax.

Even though I found Daniel's quest to learn more about Julian Carax a bit obsessive, I very much enjoyed this book and the parallels between Daniel and Julian's lives. The slow unveiling of the story and introducing what initially seems to be insignificant characters who end up playing a larger role in the outcome of the story was masterfully woven. My only disappointment is that I let this book sit in Mt TBR for nearly 13 years! I wish I would have read it sooner.

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