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The Shadow of the Wind (Hardcover)

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  • Book Subgenre: Literary, Mystery + Crime, Types of Characters, Conflicts + Dualities, Work + the Workplace, Settings
  • Language: english
  • Format: hardcover
  • Book Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes

"Ruiz Zafón has revived the kind of full-blooded story of romance and mystery perfected by Victor Hugo. THE SHADOW OF THE WIND has an innocence that doesn't prevent it from being thoroughly enthralling; at heart, the novel is a story of star-crossed lovers, bold young heroes, their lovably eccentric sidekicks and a cruel, dastardly villain. There are no fiendishly clever twists or secret codes, but Ruiz Zafón doesn't need them. He sweeps you along with the sheer riverine force of his sincerity and passion."

Reviewer: Richard Eder, (New York Times Book Review)

"[A] sprawling magic show, exasperatingly tricky and mostly wonderful....The melodrama and complications of SHADOW, expertly translated by Lucia Graves, can approach excess, though it's a pleasurable and exceedingly well-managed excess. We are taken on a wild ride...that executes its hairpin bends with breathtaking lurches."

"[A] yeasty Dickensian romance....THE SHADOW OF THE WIND will keep you up nights--and it'll be time well spent. Absolutely marvelous."

Reviewer: Kim Edwards, (Entertainment Weekly)

"Zafon writes with power and clarity....[A] mesmerizing story, by turns bleak and magical, nearly impossible to put down."

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