A review of the shadow of the wind a novel by carlos ruiz zafon

No consensus From the Reviews: Humour, horror, politics and romance are skilfully deployed, and although the cardinal plot-twists aren't hard to guess, the overall effect is hugely satisfying.

A review of the shadow of the wind a novel by carlos ruiz zafon

It has a cool, mysterious sounding title so it must be good, right? Read on and find out. Daniel, the son of a Barcelona book dealer, discovers a little known book called The Shadow of the Wind. Daniel may possess one of the last copies remaining.

A story is a letter the author writes to himself, to tell himself things that he would be unable to discover otherwise. The Shadow of the Wind is a fascinating story wrapped around a love letter to great literature. Along the way he praises classic books, the joy of reading and the value that books offer us.

The book is a tragic stew of love, obsession, pride, revenge, religion, friendship and remorse. As a dad and husband, it was impossible for me to read some of the scenes without shaking my head and thinking, "how could someone ever treat their own family like that?

Is it a man made conspiracy? Something paranormal or supernatural? Or simply a tragic coincidence of events? Another similarity is the labyrinth of sub plots and old connections between characters.

This city is a sorceress, you know, Daniel? It gets under your skin and steals your soul without you knowing it. Writing Style Most of the book is a narrative told by Daniel. Insight into a city and a part of history Spanish Civil War that I knew little about before reading this book.

Rich and descriptive story telling. There are no second chances in life, except to feel remorse. The story telling was rich and dark with layers of sub plots and mystery.Carlos Ruiz Zafon's The Shadow of the Wind is an ambitious literary thriller; perhaps too ambitious.

Much of it reads like a standard Victorian potboiler, but it's set mainly in Franco Spain (allowing for political under- and over-tones), and there's a strong literary (and bibliophile) cast to it too. --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 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/5(K).

Carlos Ruiz Zafón, thirty-nine, grew up in Barcelona. The Shadow of the Wind has spent more than a year on the Spanish bestseller list, much of it at number one, and has sold in more than twenty countries/5(50).

With the passion of García Márquez, the irony of Dickens, and the necromancy of Poe, Carlos Ruiz Zafón spins a web of intrigue so thick that it ensnares the reader from the very first line.

The Shadow of the Wind is an ode to the art of reading, but it is also the perfect example of the all . --The New York Times Book Review A New York Times Bestseller Barcelona, 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/5.

After reading The Shadow of the Wind, I was left with somewhat mixed feelings. On the one hand, this is such a beautifully written book, and is in essence an ode to literature. On the other hand, there are some serious flaws which distracts from the whole experience.

A review of the shadow of the wind a novel by carlos ruiz zafon

The best thing about the book, in my opinion, is Zafon's skill in artistic writing/5(K).

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