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Shadow of the Wind

by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

This book took my breath away! It has got to be up there in the top 3 of my all time favourite reads.
The story is suberbly written, the language flows and the characters are totally engaging. Congratulations to the translator Lucia Graves.
The idea of a place called The Cemetery of Lost Books where books can be found and treasured again is just magical. The parallel of the lives of the author of the 'lost book' and its finder is compelling and intriguing. It is a gripping read in which you are racing along to find answers to the mysteries and yet you never want the story to end. I cannot recommend this book highly enough, a definite 'must read'.

Suggested by Sue, Leeds, West Yorkshire

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Comments

I agree with all comments - in particular those by Sue of Leeds. Certainly in my top 3 too. Keep meaning to re read it for reasons mentioned above but as I am now kept busy on my newly aquired allotment I do not have as much time to read as I used to!
Hilary, Slough
I agree with all comments - in particular those by Sue of Leeds. Certainly in my top 3 too. Keep meaning to re read it for reasons mentioned above but as I am now kept busy on my newly aquired allotment I do not have as much time to read as I used to!
Hilary, Slough
I'm just over half way through this terrific book, and can't put it down. Have to keep finding excuses to go upstairs, just to read another chapter. I love the dark atmosphere, and the air of menace constantly hovering above Daniel, the main character. I feel as if I am actually in post war Barcelona, the streets seemingly as winding as the plot. I have absolutely no idea as to how the mystery will be solved, but something tells me it won't be pleasant.....
Angela S
I also must use the phrase"one of my all time favourites".I was myself persuaded to read it by a friend and was so pleased I had done so.Have recommended people both at work and socially to read it and they have all raved about the story,the quality of the writing etc.Agree with you Pete could make a great film...an Oscar for the cinematographer if he does it right !!!
Sue Baines,Preston
I am in full agreement with the comments so far...I have read this book twice (just in case I missed anything first time around). I can safely say it is my favourite book of all time. It would also make a great film or series of films - certainly much of the imagery in my head whilst reading it was very cinematic......as long as they don't do a Da Vinci Code on it and make a complete mess of it!
Pete Hughes, Newry Co.Down
What a great book. We actually choose this book for our national-wide reading campaign, Read Singapore. http://blogs.nlb.gov.sg/readsingapore/?p=7 Way cool.
kingsley
I absolutely LOVED this book, it's now one of my all time favourites and I've even splashed out on the talking book so I can listen to it on my iPod
Rover and Out
totally agree with above, couldnt put down, kept looking for excuses to sit and read it throughout the day!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so many amazing twists and turns none of which you see coming. each character is deeply connected with one another. brilliant a complete must have
clare fullick, hampshire
 

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