The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 26/07/2018
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Bookseller Reviews

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The Shadow of the Wind
Character Rich
This is one book that is so fantastically written, you are instantly and irrevocably sucked into the story and into the lives of some of the most interesti... READ MORE
Riddler
The Shadow of the Wind
A book of a thousand stories...
"I still remember the day my father took me to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books for the first time." This is a book I had seen a hundred times at work and ... READ MORE
Amy - Lincoln High Street
The Shadow of the Wind
Sweeping and sad
A bookish Gothic novel that veers here and there into melodrama, tends towards sadness and loss but also contains enough optimism and love to uplift you by... READ MORE
Katie Reid

Synopsis

The Shadow of the Wind is a stunning literary thriller in which the discovery of a forgotten book leads to a hunt for an elusive author who may or may not still be alive... Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'Cemetery of Lost Books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'The Shadow of the Wind' by Julian Carax. But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from the book, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. 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...

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781474609883
  • Number of pages: 544
  • Weight: 400g
  • Dimensions: 194 x 128 x 34 mm

Customer Reviews

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The Shadow of the Wind
The shadow of the wind
There have been very few books I’ve read in my lifetime that I havn’t wanted to end but this was one of them! An excellent and superb read. That was my fir... READ MORE
Bob Reid
The Shadow of the Wind
Easily one of my favourite books
highly recommend this book. It has the perfect amount of romance, mystery and tragedy.
Emma-Jane Harris
The Shadow of the Wind
A Fantastic Read.
What an amazing story. I can honestly say this is one of the best books I have ever read. The story is set in Barcelona, where Daniel is being raised by hi... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
The Shadow of the Wind
Fantastic!
I strongly, strongly recommend this book.
Charlie Harby
The Shadow of the Wind
Perfection
A must read!
Jagoda Wiech
The Shadow of the Wind
What A Journey.
What an amazing story. I can honestly say this is one of the best books I have ever read. The story is set in Barcelona, where Daniel is being raised by hi... READ MORE
Milton of Campsie  Annie
The Shadow of the Wind
Underwhelmed
Came highly recommended but didn't live up to the hype for me. Underwhelmed.
John Edge