Monday, April 25, 2011
March was a very busy month so i only got through one book, in fact I only just finished it mid April. The Shadow of the Wind (the translated version, i am not fluent in Spanish!). It's a historic mystery about a boy who discovers a book titled The Shadow of the Wind, by Julian Carax, in a secret library of Forgotten Books. He loves the book so much he tries to find more of the author's other work, but soon discovers that someone is destroying every copy of Carax's work and that his copy might be the last in existence. He becomes obsessed with the author and sets out to discover the truth about him, which leads him down a dangerous path.
This is an intricately woven, layered mystery about doomed love, cruelty, darkness, loss and hope. But it is not a depressing read, it is actually very intriguing and has lots of twists and turns. I cared about each of the characters in the story and could imagine myself in their world, because it is so well written. I also wanted to write down lots and lots of quotes from the book. In short, it's a classic, and how a novel should be.
Posted by Curlywiggles at 12:40 pm