The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

The novel follows the story of a young boy in post-war Barcelona, who discovers a mysterious book in a hidden library that his father takes him to, which houses forgotten books. The boy becomes captivated by the book and its author, but as he grows older, he realizes that someone is destroying all books written by this author. As he delves deeper into the mystery, the boy's life becomes intertwined with the author's, revealing a dark and tragic past that someone wants to be kept hidden. The story is a mix of romance, mystery, and a historical narrative set against the turbulent backdrop of a city recovering from war.

The 1060th greatest book of all time


Published
2001
Nationality
Spanish
Type
Fiction
Pages
480-560
Words
130,000
Original Language
Spanish

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