July 22, 2017

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

I know a lot of people really like this series of books by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, but I found The Shadow of the Wind really hard going.

The story starts out really intriguingly with a boy discovering a book in the books cemetery, a book he must look after for the rest of his life. The books turns out to be part of a mysterious series of life events. Set in pre-war Barcelona with a fascinating cast of characters.

But it moves REALLY slowly. Maybe I’ll try to read it again one day, but right now – it got so slow that I haven’t even been bothered enough to look up the ending on wikipedia.

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