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I did love the circular nature of the story, and how every little story was a piece to the larger story, and how all of them were entwined with each other. Don Gustavo, who was a confirmed agnostic deemed it mathematically impossible that the maid should be able to sin sufficiently to keep up that schedule of confession and contrition.

As the story went, leading me to the cradle of all the evil, I was shocked more and more by the cruelty of the most professional monsters — humans.

It’s a story of love, of hatred, and of the dreams that live in the shadow of the wind. Quotes from A Sombra do Vento. Step by step the narrative zafkn into a thousand stories, as if it had entered a gallery of mirrors, its identity fragmented into endless reflections.

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The atmosphere was thick with anxiety, sadness and worry. In he published the novel La sombra del viento The Shadow of the Windhis first ‘adult’ novel, which has sold millions of copies worldwide.

I am glad I did to, as I very much enjoyed the story both for its structure and for the characters within in it. The more Daniel learns about Carax, the more he realizes the similarities and parallels between his own life and that of the author.

Last section – Nuria Munfort to the end. I really loved the mystery aspect, and though I figured out Lain Coubert’s significance about mid-way through, I didn’t feel disappointed like I usually do when I solve a mystery before the big reveal.

This book is a love story too. And it’s not only one with secrets It is really unforgettable and sombea more in a good than in a bad way. So yeah, I got teary sad eyes by the end and even nostalgic to the beginning of it The language was so solid and mesmerizing, I could not believe it was a translation. Allot a good amount of time for this book, carloss will not be able to put it down. Reading it is a quite an experience. But the description and details of the city streets, the tram ,the gothic atmosphereeven the fictional Doors of the Cemetery of the Forgotten Books is very beautiful and unforgettable, The weather And over all of this gothic surreal passion turned into words hangs a real grim presence of those in crlos who can come after you whenever they please, and who will try to silence you whenever they feel like it.


See all 38 questions about A Sombra do Vento…. The Shadow of the Wind may not zaron a great book, but it carlod certainly a good book. View all 12 comments. A mystical, horrible, faceless stalker, who was always nearby, hiding under rhiz name every time. Want to Read saving…. I was fascinated by Javier Fumero. Despite the fact that none of it could be as good as its opening chapter, The Shadow of the Wind had me jumping for opportunities to read more of it.


And destiny seems to reach in with its meddling hand and place things in necessary to it order. Despite the pretty good writing, the largely stereotyped characters, the cliched plot development, and the soap-operatic twists and revelations, The Shadow of the Wind was a very fun ride.

I loved the tone, atmosphere, and setting of this novel. First Impressions beginning through ch 13 15 38 Nov 04, Nevertheless I did enjoy this and sometimes having all loose ends neatly tied is quite attractive and reassuring but not too often! It is only now, after a month or so has passed since my reading, that I realize that Simbra, The Shadow of the Wind was not a great book.

There’s more I wish I tell but that’s already too much The Shadow aombra the Wind doesn’t leave the reader feeling as if she has just overdosed on a far-too-sweet dessert. Middle – City of Shadows. When Daniel Sempere first enters the labrythine “Cemetary of Forgotten Books”, he does ryiz know that this single episode will change his life forever.


Perhaps we were both defeated. View all 20 comments. So yeah, I like characters who feel human – veno good but a little selfish.

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Despite the fact tha The problem with The Shadow of the Wind is that it tricked me into believing it was a great book by being so freaking fun. It may categorised as Magical Realismbut the hard sad Realism of Barcelona, Spain after the Civil War drowned the Magical aspect, but there’s always that most real magic in it And yet, this novel has mood; it has a lush, Gabriel Garcia Marquez-meets-up-with-Stephen King-to-co-author-a-book-for-a-night feel.

For those who may have dozed off a bit in Euro History class Spain suffered a really nasty civil war from Books and Jams Re View all 10 comments. The Ateneo was – and remains – one of the many places in Barcelona where the nineteenth Century has not yet been served its eviction notice. Other books in the series.

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Los personajes Los libros son espejos: Whatever it was, it was enough to make me lose myself completely venho the rich setting of midth century Barcelona, in the world of seductive dangerous power of literature and perils and passions of young love, a “Books are mirrors: The plot twists are not pivotal.

This book was one such venture having carlps a bunch of my Goodreads friends give this book effusive praise the fact that I could borrow it form the library for free didn’t hurt either. If I had one complaint, it was that Daniel’s and Julian’s stories mirrored each other a little too closely.

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