Carlos Ruiz Zafón The Shadow of the Wind

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"If you thought the true gothic novel died with the 19th century, this will change your mind. Shadow is the real deal, a novel full of cheesy splendor and creaking trapdoors, a novel where even the subplots have subplots. There's a haunted house (ah, but by what?) called the Angel of Mist, and the only horror greater than the thing rotting in its bricked-up crypt is (but of course, senor) the horror of doomed love. . "There's a great deal of love in Shadow, doomed and otherwise. Much of it is lavished upon a romantic dream of Barcelona as it might have been in the mid-20th century (in Zafon's hands, every scene seems to come from an early Orson Welles movie); even more is reserved for books. Shadow's narrator is a sweet kid named Daniel Sempere, whose mother has died and who is horrified to realize he can no longer clearly remember her face. When he tells his father this, the elder Sempere takes him to what is surely one of the more delightful locales in modern fiction: the Cemetery of Forgotten Books. There, he's told, a visitor may adopt one book which he will care for ever after, making sure it is never lost. Daniel chooses The Shadow of the Wind, by a forgotten writer (the Dow Mossman of his day, one might suppose) named Julian Carax, only to discover that a terrifying man -- if he is a man -- has made it his life's work to burn every Carax novel in existence. The story that follows includes murders, false identities, and two supremely satisfying love affairs. Be warned, you have to be a romantic at heart to appreciate this stuff, but if you are, this is one gorgeous read." . --Stephen King . The Shadow of the Wind has become an international phenomenon, a best-seller in dozens of countries. Subterranean Press is proud to announce this deluxe limited edition, which will feature a fine paper (80# Finch or better), deluxe cloth, a sewn binding, and be printed in two colors throughout. . The Lettered Edition will be hand bound in the finest materials, housed in a handmade clamshell traycase, and may well be printed on even higher grade paper than the limited. . We consider The Shadow of the Wind one of the most important books of the past twenty years, and aim to honor it with the lavish edition it so richly deserves. . Limited: 1000 numbered copies, signed by the author Lettered: 26 signed copies, lavishly bound, housed in a handcrafted traycase

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  • Rezension zu "The Shadow Of The Wind" von Carlos Ruiz Zafon

    The Shadow of the Wind

    Satire-Circus

    27. January 2012 um 20:30

    The Shadow of the Wind – Carlos Ruiz Zafón To be honest, I do not know much to say about this book, I have read it quite a while ago and I am still thinking about it from time to time, remember it like a good old friend I have not seen for a long time. As this description is as vague as possible, it still describes the book in the best possible way I think. It’s like “give me your hand and I’ll take you for a dive into another world”. Basically it is about Daniel, who lost is mum in early childhood and who was taken to the cemetery of books by his father, where he had to chose one book. After all, you can imagine, that this book is going to change is life, concerning his home, his love, his life. Doing so, Daniel’s life is going to show off certain parallels with the book writer’s life, who died quite mysteriously…. (Oh and that’s the secret he has to find out…) By the way, “after all” seems to be one of my favorite expressions at the moment….^^ Well, anyway, this book is, as I said, like a good old friend, which you are going to start to place on comfortable cushions and who you would love to talk to and to offer a cup of tea and so on. It’s good. It’s really good. I love Spanish writers anyway.

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    The Shadow of the Wind

    The iron butterfly

    19. March 2011 um 11:02

    What a mysterious day in little Daniels life? It's a summer day in 1945, Daniel's father takes him to the Cemetry of Forgotten Books, hidden in the passages of the city of Barcelona. Overwhelmed by the atmosphere of the rows of all these "forgotten" books, the dust glittering in the early morning sunlight, little Daniel is told to choose one book. Daniel finds a book, a book with a devilish fate: The Shadow of the Wind by Julián Carax. This book will affect his youth and his whole life! Carlos Ruiz Zafón's novel combines mystery and romance, it will captivate you soon! There are most interesting characters, like Fermín Romero de Torres or Nuria Monfort, and don't forget about Julián Carax, the mysterious author behind it all. Gripping brilliant!

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    The Shadow of the Wind

    sumsidie

    03. January 2010 um 17:12

    Ein wunderbarer Schmöker von der ersten bis zur letzten Seite. Die Charaktere sind liebenswert. Einziges Manko, die "Guten" sind so durch und durch gut, dass ich zwischendurch gehofft habe ihnen wird eine zusätzliche Dimension geschenkt.

  • Rezension zu "The Shadow of the Wind" von Carlos Ruiz Zafón

    The Shadow of the Wind

    boogyb

    08. December 2008 um 15:40

    Ein sehr geheimnisvolles Buch, das durch seine Szenenbeschreibung in seiner Mystik sehr verstärkt wird. Allein schon Namen wie 'Cemetey of Forgotten Books' oder 'Julian Carax' erwecken ein Interesse für das ungewisse und geheimnisvolle, was dieses Buch so fesselnd macht. Lediglich die Zeit in der es spielt geht meiner Meinung nicht mit der Geschichte über ein. Während des Lesens stellt man sich eher vor die Geschichte würde in der frühen Neuzeit spielen als am Ende des 2. Weltkrieges.

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    The Shadow of the Wind

    Daniel84

    04. December 2008 um 11:53

    Selten ein Buch mit einem derartigen Spannungsbogen gelesen.

  • Rezension zu "The Shadow of the Wind" von Carlos Ruiz Zafón

    The Shadow of the Wind

    Rose270

    25. June 2008 um 13:55

    Ein geniales Buch. Einfach unschlagbar. Ich war selten so gefesselt von einem Buch.

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