"If you thought the true gothic novel died with the nineteenth century, this will change your mind...This is one gorgeous read."--Stephen King. ...Show synopsis"If you thought the true gothic novel died with the nineteenth century, this will change your mind...This is one gorgeous read."--Stephen King. "Anyone who enjoys novels that are scary, erotic, touching, tragic, and thrilling should pick up "The Shadow of the Wind.""--The Washington Post.Hide synopsis
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I ordered this because it was set in Barcelona, one of my favorite cities in the world. It got the feeling and ambiance of post-Civil-War Barcelona very well.
The heart of the mystery was a "magical realism" Library of Lost Books. Not much "magic realism" after that, but a lot of mystery, not my usual genre. But if it's yours and you like a foreign setting, you'll enjoy this book.
This book was an absolute treasure for avid book readers. It took place in Barcelona and you could just picture the buildings, streets and characters so clearly. The story begins with the adventure of a boy of eleven whom is given a choice of a book to choose and protect forever. He is so drawn into the story and it's author, it becomes an integral part of his growing years. Fantastic characterization and great storytelling with romance, history, mystery and intrigue.
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